Isobel Colchester: Chief Executive email@example.com
Isobel joined Poet in the City in January 2014. As Chief Executive, Isobel is responsible for overall management of the charity and curation of its programme, leading its vision to produce inspiring new platforms for poetry. Isobel also chairs the Knowledge Exchange committee at the new Knowledge Quarter in Kings Cross. She has worked across the private, public and charity sectors in strategic roles, with a particular focus on skills development.
Jasmine White: Programme Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Lara Costello: Creative Marketing Coordinator email@example.com
Lara is a graduate of East 15 Acting School where she studied World Performance. Lara joined Poet in the City in January 2018 as Creative Marketing Coordinator. Prior to PinC Lara has worked for live events venues at festivals and pop-up events in both London and Edinburgh and as a storyteller in school, libraries and festivals both in the UK and abroad. Lara is responsible for PinC’s marketing and running the social media accounts, as well as developing the audio archives.
This position has been made possible by Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries
Claire Stone: Senior Producer for Collections in Verse firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire joined Poet in the City in April 2018 to produce the national programme, including Collections in Verse, a collaboration with the British Library to tour exhibitions across the UK using live poetry and commissioning. With a background in producing and directing theatre, Claire is experienced developing performance inspired by real stories, and working with diverse communities to create their own work. She is an alumni of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellowship programme 2015/2016, and has supported development at The Point Theatre and Cockpit Arts, focusing on outreach and income generation.
For general enquiries please contact email@example.com.
We work with a range of talented freelancers and contributors, in areas from marketing and design to special projects and commissions. Our digital and print materials are all produced by the fantastic graphic designer Zoe Olaru. Our printing is supported by the teams at Purbrooks and Indigo Press. Katherine De Halpert is our Book Keeper, and podcasts are produced by Alia Cassam.
Zoe Olaru is a London based graphic designer. She collaborates with fine art, music, and poetry organisations for which she produces a wide range of graphic work, both for print and for web. In 2016 Zoe has co-founded Studio Breve, a multidisciplinary design studio.
Adem Holness is a musician and programme/events producer from North London, who spends his time working with people aged 16-25 across London through Wired4Music, executive producing the national emerging live music platform Springboard Live and creating and performing original music with Edges.
Lawrence Becko is a creative consultant and music producer. He has worked with organisations including A New Direction, Kinetika Bloco, Roundhouse, Sound Connections and provide strategic support to a number of local authorities. With a background in youth voice and leadership, he is a guest lecturer at Guildhall School of Music & Drama as well as mentoring a diverse number of emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Poet in the City has a dynamic and thriving volunteer community, with a wide range of opportuntities for engagement in poetry and the arts. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do, supporting everything from event management to front of house, filming, blogging and interviewing poets. Find out more about Volunteering with us here.
From left to right: (Top) Milicia Cortanovacki, Jasmine White, Jeff Sugarman, Oliver Fallon, Becca White, Chris Kent, Brian Innes, Kyle Cooper, (Middle) Sarisha Kumar, John Cartwright, Charlotte Cole, Pamela Mounter, (Bottom) Imogen Bakelmun, Maria Zabel, Ali Thurm, Georgia Attlesey, Aynur Meric, Tom Deveson.
Alison Rae Alison is Head of Tours and Visiting, National Theatre, London. She has worked in Event and Venue Management, has advised a number of organisations on visitor services, and was part of the working group for Cultural and Creative Skills for the performing arts sector. She was previously Head of House Management at the National Theatre and now heads a new department of Tours and Visiting.
Ania Boyce – Poet in the City Company Secretary Ania qualified into the Private Client department in Autumn 2013 after joining Edwin Coe as a trainee in September 2011. Prior to joining Edwin Coe, Ania studied Theology at the University of Durham where she was a member of the Hatfield College JCR. She then returned to the City to attend the College of Law, where she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course (with distinction). Ania is a member of the Law Society – Private Client Section and the Charity Law Association.