Managing Director; Brighton Fringe Festival
Julian Caddy has been involved in Fringe festivals for more than 20 years, whether as an actor, director, programmer or producer. He co-founded Sweet Venues at Edinburgh Fringe in 2003 and was co-artistic director until 2010, over which time he programmed or produced more than 700 shows to audiences of over 250,000. Since 2011 he has been Managing Director of Brighton Fringe, England’s largest arts festival, and has overseen growth in audiences of over 150% and a 45% increase in registrations with 570,000 attendees at 1008 events in 2018. He is on also on the Awards jury of the National Arts Festival of South Africa and Amsterdam Fringe and Vice-Chair of the World Fringe Alliance.
Director; Essex Book Festival
Ros Green is the Director of Essex Book Festival. Since her appointment in 2014, Ros has worked hard to create an innovative, dynamic and challenging festival programme that celebrates the book in all its forms, and that reaches out to all communities in Essex and beyond. She has over 30 years experience working across multiple disciplines in the arts nationally and internationally, including managing a fringe theatre in London and producing shows at the Edinburgh Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Aside from her role at Essex Book Festival, Ros is the founder of Hungry Arts, a not-for-profit diversity arts organisation based in the Eastern Region responsible for establishing Gypsy Arts Festivals and Polish Arts Festivals. She has a PhD in Literature with a special focus on storytelling.
Head of Marketing; Glyndebourne Festivals
Louise has been very lucky to work for a fair few festivals in her time. Most recently she has been working on the Glydnebourne Festival. This is a 75 performance opera festival in the picturesque surroundings of the Sussex countryside. In 2017 she was the Marketing Manager for the BBC Proms, wrangling up to 5,700 people into the Royal Albert Hall every night for eight weeks. Previous to that she was at the Southbank Centre working on festivals covering every topic from Minimalist music to the fall of the Soviet Union.