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WGAFO The Committee

The Committee



Lisa Buckby is a contemporary music graduate who works in event management, festival production and arts marketing.


Tessa Buddle is a Theatre Maker and Project Manager working in contemporary performance and community arts.


Tom Glynn has 18 years of experience working in the voluntary arts sector specialising in Hip Hop Social Action.


Thom Isom is a graphic designer and artist who creates identities, books and posters, video, animation and art direction.


Adiam Solomon  is a writer, multidisciplinary artist and producer working in the creative and cultural sectors.

Curtis Watt is a writer, performer, musician, actor and creative workshop practitioner.




The Bluecoat (represented by Rob Hack), is Liverpool’s contemporary arts centre - the first in Liverpool, the oldest in the UK. Inside its landmark building is a working home for artists, and a place where audiences can experience art in new ways.

Collective Encounters (represented by Harriet Warnock), is a Merseyside based professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice, using theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling local, national and international concerns.


The Everyman & Playhouse Theatres (represented by Sarah Lewis, Francesca Peschier and Victoria Adlard), are two of Liverpool's most valued and successful theatres. Their mission is to use the power of theatre to inspire, entertain and nurture positive social change.


Homotopia (represented by Alex Ferguson), is the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts festival. Based in Liverpool, Homotopia presents local, national and international LGBTQIA art that inspires and unites communities.

Luma Creations (represented by Francisco Carrasco), aka One Latin Culture Productions, is an Arts & Cultural Organisation promoting Latin American, diversity arts and artists.


The Studio, Widnes (represented by Louise McNulty), is run by charity LOOSE and is focused on removing barriers to the arts for the whole community and the next generation of Halton born artists.

Ugly Bucket (represented by Rachael Smart), is a theatre company whose work combines clowning, EDM, physical comedy and verbatim to tackle intimidating topics.


Culture Liverpool (in attendance at two committee meetings and represented by Kevin McManus), are Liverpool City Council’s cultural service.


Grace Goulding - Committee Facilitator / Chair Person -  is a freelance movement director, choreographer, facilitator and workshop leader.

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