As CEO of the Hive, my role is to oversee the work of our fantastic staff team and further develop the Hive's artistic policy and help create imaginative programmes that involve music, media and visual art.
I am the Hive’s Venue Manager and have been working at the Centre for 6 years, prior to working here I had previously been a Hive volunteer.
I studied at Wakeman School and then SCAT before going on to study film, media and video production at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College before returning to Shrewsbury.
I am also a community member on the Shropshire Safeguarding Children's Board.
Emma is working with us part time, organising our many programmes and projects that we run throughout the year.
Sal helps to deliver creative projects and activities for young people.This involves working closely with the young participants themselves, partnership agencies, freelance artists and workshop leaders - plus our various project partners and funders.
Olivia is our Sales & Events intern who will be working with the Hive for 6 months, helping with the day to day running of the venue.
Hi I’m Dan, I’m working part-time at the Hive to monitor and update the social media pages, help out with some design work, keep the website regularly updated and engage with our many supporters and clients!
I joined the Hive team in July 2013 as Financial Administrator.
I have lived in Pontesbury for over 23 years and I am a regular volunteer at the TT and Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races.
I firmly believe that people learn more if they are having fun! I like to challenge myself and have undertaken numerous activities for charity; including sponsored abseils and cycle rides.
My experience comes from every sector - voluntary, private and public.
Peter is the treasurer of the Shrewsbury Film Society, which he helped to found in 2011. He works as Assistant headteacher at Adams’ Grammar School in Newport. Between 2007 and 2011 he chaired the global board of Amnesty International. Peter has lived in Shrewsbury for 15 years.
Camilla has worked freelance in the visual arts for fifteen years, developing curatorial and outreach projects for Museums and Art Galleries, the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC. In 2013 she delivered the award-winning outreach initiative “Masterpieces in Schools” for the BBC and the PCF, which took high value paintings to schools in disadvantaged communities across the UK for a day. Her work focusses on making the visual arts accessible for all, regardless of education, income or background.
Andrew is the retired Shropshire Council member for the Quarry and Coton Hill ward, which includes Belmont where the Hive is located. Andrew is a director, writer and performer who has formerly worked for the Shropshire education service and Pentabus Theatre. He currently works with established group Shropshire Youth Theatre, who rehearse at the Hive, providing opportunities for young people to gain training in theatre skills.
Debbie has a background in a broad commercial activities including brand development having run her own business. Debbie is academically qualified as a barrister and works as a Senior Legal Officer for a Housing Association. Her personal interests in dance, music and art provide her with an empathy with the work that the Hive achieves and having attended a team building event hosted by the Hive in 2014, Debbie is enthusiastic about the benefits to individuals and teams that are delivered through the projects run at the Hive.
Mike was Head of Art and Design at The Wakeman School in Shrewsbury town centre between 1983 and 2013. He has always looked for opportunities in and around the town to enhance the arts curriculum. Mike worked closely with the Hive to provide numerous opportunities for pupils at Wakeman and is committed to providing high quality and inclusive arts experiences in Shropshire.
Ivan has spent most of his career in the corporate sector as a sales, marketing and commercial strategy professional working with consumer goods companies. He has been involved as a volunteer in charities throughout his life and spent 10 months volunteering at the Hive in 2016/17 supporting marketing and events. He currently works for Ambition School Leadership which is a charity looking to improve the leadership capabilities in head teachers and teachers who work in under performing schools across the UK, supporting the government's ambition to improve education opportunities for all.