The Team

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Rebecca Barker

Bio coming soon!

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Chrissy Bridge

Open Gardens and Workshop Organiser

I am a keen gardener and enjoy yoga, cooking and knitting

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Corinne Brown

Lover of art, gardening and film. So happy to be helping out with a thriving Arts Festival in such a friendly community

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Graham David

Open Gardens and Music Organiser

I am a musician following in the footsteps of my maternal grandparents and love jazz, blues and Americana.  Favourite album "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis

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Jo Firth

Bio coming soon!

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Mike Griffiths

Art Workshop Organiser

I'm an art teacher first, artist second, inspiring children to create art in a wide variety of media

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Shaun Hood

Event Leader / Coleham Liaison

I am a designer and maker in my daily life and wanted to use my skills to help us all enjoy and celebrate being part of our wonderful community

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Marie Kitson

I joined the BVAF Committee a little after moving to Shrewsbury in 2018 as a way to get involved in the amazing community arts event and to get to know people.  I used to teach art, but love anything that allows me to be creative and spending time in my garden

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Sue Mann

Art Exhibition Organiser

I love creativity in all of its forms, especially when it brings people of all ages together.  I particularly enjoy drawing, painting, singing and the theatre

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Fiona McLoughlin

Volunteer Co-Ordinator, and  Competition Prize Organiser

I joined the BVAF Committee when I moved back to Shrewsbury several years ago.  The Festival combines so many of the things that I care deeply about: the arts, music, gardening creativity, community and above all, friendship

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Paul McLoughlin

Treasurer and general volunteer

I joined the committee because I love the way it uses creativity to bring a community together. Although I’m not very creative myself, I appreciate anyone who is, and I am always amazed by talent on show in Belle Vue

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Chris Renshaw

Bio coming soon!

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Suzy Rowlands

Festival Secretary

I joined the BVAF Committee when I moved back home to Shrewsbury in 2018.  It's a great way to meet interesting and friendly new people, and give something back to the community. I am passionate believer that art is for everybody!

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Tom Supple

Chair and Event Organiser

Always enjoy getting involved in community events and love to see the festival emerge each year in ever new and surprising ways!

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Rosie Tasker

Bio coming soon