The Team

nicky

My professional background is in Advertising, Marketing and Management. I have worked in a senior role in global companies in London and in developing markets.

 My role on the team is Event Management. Co-Ordinating the Teams, managing the timelines, taking on the finance role, ensuring that all the administration necessary to run the event is done.

nicky@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

sheila

I was involved with Art on the Railings for many years, both as an artist and committee member. Art on the Railings was an exceptional, inspirational art event, not only for the artists exhibiting but for the hundreds of visiting public.  For me, the opportunity to exhibit and talk to people directly about my work was a unique experience; it gave me the confidence to take my art to another level and develop my professional career.

 My role in the team is artistic direction, website and social media development. By helping and supporting Chepstow Festival of Arts in their endeavour, I hope to give back to the community and help emerging artists to have the platform they need to further their art careers.

sheila@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

pam

I am a retired Science teacher and consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with the 11 to 18 age group for over 30 years and I have always admired the creativity and ingenuity of the youthful mind. My own artistic talents are linked to my love of ballroom dancing both as a youngster and more recently through Chepstow U3A.

My role in the team is to work alongside Shelagh at the Drill Hall where the art and performance talents of the youth in the area are to be showcased. I am really excited by this opportunity given to our local youngsters and their well-deserved place in the Chepstow Festival of Art.

pam@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

shelagh

My background is in languages, and I have worked both as a translator and a teacher. I have lived in Chepstow for thirteen years, and I am proud to be part of this caring and vibrant community. Our town has so much talent in terms of the arts, and I am delighted to be involved with the Chepstow Festival of Arts and, in particular, with our celebration of youth talent in the Drill Hall.

shelagh@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

Stephanie

After leaving art college I worked as an architectural model maker before joining the family photography business, Molyneux Associates, working in the corporate and advertising sectors.

Recently, working with my sister and niece, we opened Captivate Gallery in St, Mary’s Street, Chepstow.

I’m new to the Chepstow Festival of Arts and I’m looking forward to seeing artist from all sectors and backgrounds coming together to showcase the talent in the area.

stephanie@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

rachel

I am a PhD student in Neuroscience and Founder of Scarlet River Management, an artist management and PR company. Since starting my own business, I have become particularly enthused by the independent music scene and supporting those around the country. Having lived in Chepstow for only a couple of years, I am really excited to be a part of Chepstow Festival of Arts, to celebrate and discover the incredible talent of the area.

rachel@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

Catherine

I  have a set and costume background and have worked on a range of film, TV, and theatre projects, including West End Productions.  I also have over 15 years of experience teaching various creative subjects, including Art, Photography and textiles, working with young people and their families both within school settings and as a workshop facilitator.

Joining Chepstow Festival of Arts supports my passion for creating creative opportunities to enrich the lives of those within my community. 

catherine@chepstowfestivalarts.co.uk

Mary