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I am passionate about projects that include opportunities for volunteers and participants. Below detail a few projects where I have recruited and managed participants for large-scale events. 


Mass Cast Producer

Commissioned by DCMS and produced by FESTIVAL.ORG, Great North Star brought the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North to a spectacular close in Newcastle Gateshead, with a large-scale ceremony featuring narration, mass choreography, music, aerial performance and pyrotechnics. Written by Louise Wallwein and directed by Bradley Hemmings, the performance was presented in association with Great North Run and broadcast by the BBC.

In this role, working closely with choreographers balletLORENT, I recruited and managed a cast of 100 women and 25 men to perform as a key part of the ceremony, which took inspiration from the centenary of the  Representation of the People's Act (1918), which granted some women the right to vote for the first time.  


Mass Cast Producer

In this role I recruited a cast of over 750 volunteer performers to be part of a ceremony celebrating the Great North Run's millionth runner.

Newcastle Gateshead Quayside and the River Tyne were transformed into a huge outdoor arena for an Opening Ceremony which marked the start of the official countdown to the millionth finish of the Great North Run in South Shields in September 2014. Written by David Almond and directed by Bradley Hemmings, the production told the incredible story of the North East, and featured local hero Mark Knopfler, Mercury Music Prize nominees The Unthanks, platinum-selling drum’n’bass Chase & Status, Ant and Dec, Jill Halfpenny and Tim Healy.

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