Kala Sangam 6th June 2020

Team

To contact a member of the team, please call 01274 303340 or email info@kalasangam.org

Alex Corwin

Alex Corwin

Marketing & Programme Manager

Alex studied Children’s Literature at Newcastle University before working at Harrogate International Festivals, mostly on the Crime Writing Festival. In 2014 she joined Ilkley Literature Festival, initially as Marketing Officer, but over the course of 6 festival seasons moved up to be Programme and Marketing Manager.

Alex came to Kala Sangam on a freelance basis in 2019, before joining the team permanently in 2020. She is responsible for leading on all Marketing for the company, programming work and offering support for artists.

Alex Croft

Alex Croft

Creative Director

Alex is responsible for developing and implementing Kala Sangam’s strategic vision. Alongside programming artistic activity, and leading on support for artists, this includes developing partnerships, fundraising and representing the company on a number of strategic Boards and Steering Groups. He is the Chair of Bradford’s Cultural Voice Forum.

Alex began his career at Northern Ballet working in both press and marketing before joining West Yorkshire Playhouse and then Phoenix Dance Theatre where he headed up the organisation’s marketing team. In 2014 he joined Arts Council England as Relationship Managed for Dance, working closely with both independent artists and arts organisations across the North. He is a Board Member at balletLORENT and a former trustee of Pyramid of Arts.

To discuss any artistic ideas you may have either email alex@kalasangam.org or tweet @alexrobertcroft.

Dave Dearlove

Dave Dearlove

Facilities Assistant

Dave is a Facilities Assistant at Kala Sangam.

Fay Beesley

Fay Beesley

Education and Outreach Officer

Fay graduated in Theatre at York St John’s University in 2015 and since graduating, she has gained considerable experience of working with children and young people through the arts as a freelance theatre facilitator. She has collaborated with a number of theatre companies, schools, health research institutes, charity organisations and freelance artists.

She is also a recognised performance artist and has performed both nationally and internationally.  Fay has performed at the Camden’s People Theatre, London, the Imperial War Museum North and Teatro Ibréco in Lisbon.

In her role she plans for Kala Sangam to continue delivering excellent and high quality art based workshops and projects, as well as engaging the communities of Bradford to participate and gain a passion for the arts.

To find out more about what workshops and classes we offer contact Fay at fay@kalasangam.org or tweet @Fayble3

Jez Arrow

Jez Arrow

Head of Finance

Jez has more than twenty years’ experience as a senior arts manager, director and artist in a wide range of contexts, including development of an independent multi-arts venue in the North East and bookkeeper on a Scottish feature film with BBC broadcast in 2013. He’s also worked extensively with young people throughout his career, many of them young carers, looked after children and those excluded from education, including tutoring at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the Film & Performance elective for young people.

Marcia Travers

Marcia Travers

Cleaner

Marcia is a Cleaner at Kala Sangam.

Mat Schofield

Mat Schofield

Caretaker

Mat is the Caretaker at Kala Sangam.

Mohammed Iftikar

Mohammed Iftikar

Facilities Manager

Ifty is the welcoming face of Kala Sangam, having worked for the company for over a decade. He coordinates bookings, manages events and our facilities team and supports the Head of Commercial in the running of St Peter’s House.

Mo Khan

Mo Khan

Facilities Assistant

Mo is a Facilities Assistant at Kala Sangam.

Sidra Bi

Sidra Bi

Bookkeeper

Sidra is the Bookkeeper at Kala Sangam. She is the longest serving member of staff here at Kala Sangam and plays a vital role within our finance department.

Steve O'Connell

Steve O'Connell

Head of Commercial

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Steve is responsible for promoting our versatile space that can host a variety of events and functions. He strongly believes in the value that arts can add to both business and communities. Steve has spent his career in sales; he is from Bradford and is passionate about promoting the city – especially its football team.

Suleman Rahman

Suleman Rahman

Facilities Assistant

Suleman is a Facilities Assistant at Kala Sangam.

Thomasina Spencer

Thomasina Spencer

Receptionist

As our receptionist, Thomasina is the the welcoming face of Kala Sangam.
She first came to us on a six month work experience placement via Community Works in 2018. She joined jointed the team permanently in 2019.

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