Meet The Team
Programme Manager - Claire Bigley
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.
Production Manager - Alice Lapworth
Alice Lapworth is a Theatre and Movement Maker based in the north-west. For the past 5 years, Alice has been producing theatre through her creative and production roles.
She has extensive experience producing, project and stage managing a variety of projects. This includes Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute summer tour 2018, a.P.A.t.T’s site-specific performance installation at Sound City 2017, Hope Street Ltd’s On The Verge Festival 2017 and large-scale community focused production Climate Change is Rubbish 2019. Under her partnership, Wives’ Tales, Alice has managed performance festivals, large-scale productions and music videos.
Alice also co-owns RAWD, a company dedicated to helping disabled people grow within the arts. As well as managing the company, she produces and manages the extensive productions and commissions the company creates.