Lyth Arts Centre are thrilled to announce the appointment of Charlotte Mountford and Tom Barnes as Co-Directors. Charlotte & Tom will take up the post full time in November 2017 but will be attending LAC at various periods in the interim.

Charlotte Mountford has previously worked as a Theatre & Festivals producer specialising in programming and artist development.  She has worked at The Lowry, Action Transport Theatre and Waterside Arts Centre and is currently working as a producer for ArtReach, leading on the development and delivery of Journeys Festival International in Portsmouth and Manchester alongside supporting JFI projects in Leicester, Budapest, Rome, Palermo and Hamburg.

Tom Barnes has previously worked for Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and the Wirksworth Festival as a Project Coordinator and Producer.  He currently is Joint Artistic Director and Executive Director of 2Magpies Theatre.

Charlotte was selected to take part in a Clore Emerging Leaders course in 2016 and Tom has been selected to participate in the same course in 2018.

Charlotte & Tom are a dynamic team who are relishing the opportunity to take Lyth Arts Centre forward into the next stage of its existence following the retirement of William Wilson last year.

‘Lyth Arts Centre is a much-loved space in the Highlands and it’s a huge honour for us both to take over as co-directors there later this year. William Wilson leaves an extraordinary legacy and we’re incredibly excited to build on this vision. We look forward to working with team, board and community to create and develop an innovative and dynamic programme for Lyth’ 

Charlotte Mountford and Tom Barnes

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