Meet The Team

Programme Manager - Claire Bigley

As Programme Manager my role is to bring together all the many aspects of the Spareparts project and ensure that at every step our community’s, partners and audience’s experience is considered. The role is developmental, allowing creativity and strategy to work side-by-side.

There’s no greater feeling then seeing people engage with the arts, on their doorstep, connecting with an artist or art and for a time being lost in their imagination.

Artistic Director - Jodie Gibson

I’m a Freelance Creative with a keen interest in outdoor arts, social change, collaboration, individual & collective empowerment. A perfect blend for the job as Artistic Director with SpareParts.

I’m inspired by the founding idea behind SpareParts, that transport, heritage, science festivals and arts-festivals can blend together to create an imaginative programme; enhancing the audience experience, whilst offering people from different interest groups, an opportunity to come together in a shared moment.


Sandbach 2021

Leo and Hyde - SpareParts

Leo Mercer

Leo Mercer leo&hyde are a Manchester-based musical theatre company, telling stories about modern life with current music. Our gay love story GUY and Gogglebox-inspired musical The Marriage of

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Mathew Smith - SpareParts

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith Originally from Wakefield, I’m based in Manchester and write plays which are performed in a mixture of venues around the North; from pub

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Young Producers - SpareParts

Young Producers

Young Producers The Sandbach Young Producers have played an integral role in collaborating with professionals in this project. They have worked on almost all aspects

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Carl Waine - SpareParts

Carl Waine

Carl Waine Originally working as an Engineer at what was then Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, I decided at the age of 28 to leave and pursue

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Fleetwood 2021