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: Senior Producer 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
Ruby Baker: Senior Creative Producer – Collections in Verse firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruby joined Poet in the City in April 2019 after five years as Creative Producer: Artists and Events at East London Dance where she was responsible for the artist development and professional performance programmes. Before this, Ruby was an independent producer working across festivals, carnivals and outdoor touring shows.
As Senior Creative Producer, Ruby leads on Collections in Verse, a partnership project with the
British Library that will commission new poetry and create events across England to tell the story of British Library exhibitions.
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 printing is supported by the teams at Urban Designs and Indigo Press. Our audio archive is managed by Melanie Low and Chris Kent, and previous podcasts have been produced by Alia Cassam.
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.
Adem leads Poet in the City Producers with Sarisha.
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.
Hector Proud has 20 years experience working as a producer, programmer, publisher,
publicist, gallerist, promoter and rabble-rouser, his experience of the arts & entertainment sectors is both broad and deep. As founder and director of The Proud Archivist and CultBrand (and, before that, Idea Generation Gallery & Idea Generation PR) Hector has overseen approaching 1,500 projects ranging across the spectrum of arts, entertainment & culture.
Victoria Bastable began her relationship with Poet in the City as a participant of the Producers scheme, 2017 whilst completing her degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. Since graduating from the producer’s scheme, Victoria has worked on multiple freelance projects with Poet in the City to produce events, films and poetry experiences. Victoria has just started working for Harmonic artists as a producer, publicist and artist manager whilst continuing to collaborate with Poet in the City.
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.