CEO & Creative Director
Katherine is the founding Director of 20Twenty Productions. Katherine loves to support our child and youth theatres as a director, producer and script writer. This resonates with her passion of working with and supporting children and young people. Her continuous efforts were recognised when she was nominated to attend the Queen’s Summer Garden Party. Katherine is always looking to develop partnership opportunities with artists and organisations that will help make a positive difference to the children and young people they meet. It is Katherine’s drive that has seen the launch of the CAP, YAB, wider music provision, school programs and so much more. She is always looking for innovative ways to make that difference, no more so than now as we as an organisation look to adapt to the current challenges in society today made necessary by the Coronavirus.
Tim has many years experience of working in the IT industry. This includes being an IT Manager for 15 years within a global pharmaceutical company, a Creative Trainer for Apple, a web developer and app developer. Tim also found time to be a professional photographer and film-maker at the weekends! Tim now uses all of his digital experience to develop a range of creative projects for 20Twenty Productions. This includes our soon to be launched creative learning platform – Neurons. Tim has a BSc (First) in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Consumer Psychology.
Marian was one of the founding Directors of 20Twenty Productions. Marian runs the hugely successful Arts Award element of our organisation and is passionate about delivering Arts Awards to the children and young people we work with. As a mixed media artist, Marian also gets involved with the delivery of our Discover Days as an artist as well as many of our other creative projects. In her freelance work, Marian’s current practice is focused on collage and art journaling. She strongly believes creative expression is a vital tool for health and wellbeing, that everyone should have access to the arts and the importance of the role the arts can play in the community. Marian has a strong, ethical stance and is always looking for ways to improve the carbon footprint of 20Twenty Productions! We have no doubt that the themes of positive environmental behaviour and creative expression will be found in the activities that Marian shares within Neurons.
Stuart is a qualified primary teacher, he has led on music and ICT supporting the wider curriculum through innovative, project-based learning. He has been an Advisory Teacher for ICT in the London Borough of Greenwich, and Manager of the borough’s City Learning Centre scheme. In 2011, he established an educational technology consultancy with a partner (IE Solutions Ltd) which supports schools internationally in the development and implementation of Computing curricula. In his role as Director, he has presented at global events. He has developed curriculum content for SAM Labs, KUBO, pi-top and LEGO Education. Stuart is a Lego Education Academy Certified Trainer and regularly delivers training to teachers and organisations. He travels globally on behalf of LEGO Education to deliver keynotes and workshops. He is a former Vice Chair of NAPE (National Association for Primary Education).
Director, Events & Marketing Manager
Shannon joined 20Twenty in 2012, for her year 10 work experience where it was then she decided she’d like to pursue Event Management, she later went on to achieve a First Class Honours in BA Event Management at University. Since 2012, Shannon has had many roles within 20Twenty delivering projects through Live and Virtual Events, Social Media, Content Creation and even redesigning our branding completely and helping us to stay so very Gen-Z! She has worked in an events agency and in-house for a large UK brand, earning esteemed industry awards for her work. She now has the pleasure of sharing her knowledge with the young people we work with, to build their skills and provide them opportunities.
Music Development Manager
Tom has worked with 20Twenty since 2011, helping us deliver projects such as the Original Music Project. Tom is a well- known local musician who has been playing guitar for 20 years and regularly performs locally with various bands. Tom is also an experienced studio musician and sound engineer, having recorded in studios in London and Cambridge. Tom has also provided sound for many events over the years and enjoys the challenge of engineering a live band. Tom’s main focus is the Youth Music funded project, Musical Futures. This is a 3 year project and involves him working closely with the Music Ambassadors and running workshops within schools such as Rock Band. He also runs songwriting workshops throughout the year; young people learn the craft of song writing and these songs are then recorded in our studio and released on our own label.
Junior Content Producer
Gordon joined the team in July 2018 as a Projects & Events Assistant doing a level 2 Business Admin Apprenticeship. However, Gordon had prospered as a youth theatre member prior. Gordon, having completed his BA lvl. 2 apprenticeship has now moved on to a lvl. 3 in Content Production and is now our Junior Content Producer. He is always making films and creating creative session plans for the workshops he delivers in schools and online. Gordon also get’s involved with many other projects at 20Twenty some of which include our Bits & Bytes programme, Express Yourself Project and Neurons. Gordon also has his own media brand, GP Productions, where he makes films for community organisations.
Director, Youth Participation & Creative Learning Coordinator
Max joined the team in July 2018 as a Projects and Events Assistant completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship. Prior to this, Max joined our Youth Theatre in Whittlesey back in 2011 as a very shy young boy. Performing in over 15 shows with 20Twenty and at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, Max then completed two LAMDA exams. Now, our Youth Participation & Creative Learning Coordinator, he is also on the Board of Directors, while working on a second apprenticeship on creative and cultural learning. Max leads on a number of program’s including Bits and Bytes, The Young Creatives Network and, more recently, our Creative Futures programme.
Sports & Physical Health Coordinator
As our Sports and Physical Health Coordinator, Kylan is responsible for our physical activity programmes. As a qualified Level 2 gym instructor and, studying to become Level 3 personal trainer, he delivers sport sessions including football and cricket plus fitness activities. Kylan works with the team on the Get Active section of Neurons, encouraging young people to stay healthy and to understand the benefits of burning off excess energy, whatever the weather. He also leads on our wellbeing umbrella, supporting young people in Fenland on staying charged and taking care of themselves.
Food Project Coordinator
Sally is the food project coordinator for 20Twenty. She is a qualified chef and has City and Guilds 705, 706 1&2 passed with distinction and has a food hygiene certificate. Sally runs our exciting Cooking at Home project, where she provides recipes and ingredients delivered to children’s homes so they can cook for their families. Sally also teaches cookery at Young People March and the Staithe Wisbech. Sally is also involved in Active families and wellbeing projects, to support families in Fenland. Sally also cook the meals for the Holiday Activity Fund.
Events & Marketing Assistant
Liv joins us part-time as our Events & Marketing Assistant, while studying her A-levels. Liv has an interest in design, mental health and marketing. She heads up our wellbeing campaign and brings the wellbeing support wall to you, sharing tools and content to support young people. As a young person Liv also represents youth voice within our organisation and feeds into community projects like Library Presents to give her opinions on local cultural strategies.
Felicity joined in January 2022 as part of the kickstart scheme in our marketing team. As our marketing assistant Felicity is responsible for sharing to social media, updating our website and being a part of our regular comms strategy. Felicity did National Citizen Service back in 2019 and discovered a liking to social media and marketing while campaigning about their bake-sale to raise money for charity.