Meet the Team

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Linda Bloomfield


Linda is RivelinCo's Founding Director. She lives in Hillsborough with her partner, dog and two cats. Linda has 12 years' experience delivering arts, culture and community projects with organisations like the National Theatre, the British Library, the Albany, and Future Arts Centres, as well as libraries, schools, and councils across the UK. In 2021 she was granted a Clore Excellerate Fellowship recognising her progression as an exceptional cultural leader under 35.

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Emily Thew

Programme Manager

Emily grew up in Sheffield and has lived here most of her life. She has worked in various exciting roles in the community arts and voluntary sectors, and has lots of varied experience in workshop facilitation, research and evaluation, and project management. Emily has a special interest in accessibility, as well as in the links between creativity and wellbeing. She loves gardens, books, and eating crisps.

We also employ a team of Casual Arts Support Workers and Events Assistants, who provide practical and pastoral support for participants and audiences at our activities. Our brilliant team currently includes:

Alice Connolly, Alison Calverley, Amanda Tavares, Amy Paget, Cherrelle Harroo, Chris Esler, Clio Hummerstone, Dani Parker-Jessop, Dean Khair, Jacqui Moore, Jo Veal, Lydia Allison, Nadia Emam and Sue Taylor.

We recently hosted 3 young people on Kickstart placements for six months, to support our programme, learn new skills, and create their own artistic or written commissions.

George Allan - Marketing and Events Assistant, and Animator-in-Residence

Ted Steptoe - Marketing, Fundraising and Events Assistant, and Writer-in-Residence

Luke Chadwick - Assistant Facilitator, and Artist-in-Residence