As a Director and Co-Chair of the Festival I developed the family arts and crafts programme, including project managing a Giant Puppet Parade for which I secured funding from Grants for the Arts and recruited artist Tony Wade to work with local primary schools and the wider community to produce the puppets.
I also managed a large group of volunteers who were involved in all aspects of the puppet project. Some of these volunteers then formed a team with me and we went on to develop a space for play and experimentation in the Methodist Hall, where families have created things like space exploration pods, a giant wood, mythical beast costumes inspired by the giant story goddess that we built on the Festival site, a dance hall and a 3D map of Chapel Allerton. Wherever possible we worked with local schools and community groups to inform and develop this space.
During my time as a Director I also worked on building sponsorship for the Festival, initiated an Art Trail as a new part of the Festival programme and managed the Activities budget.