Honorary President: Alison Balsom OBE

We are extremely fortunate to have the world-renowned trumpeter Alison Balsom as our Honorary President. Alison was born and grew up in Royston though no longer lives in the town. She is not actively involved in the day-to-day running of the festival but supports it whenever she can and was a star attraction at the 2014 festival and presented at the 2016 Finale Concert.

Three times Classic Brit winner, her career has been phenomenal. Playing with the world’s best orchestras, she is regularly the soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and events such as the Last Night of the Proms. Find out more on Alison’s website by clicking here.

“Balsom is a superb advocate, combining technical brilliance with penetrating musicianship – a true poet of the trumpet as well as a formidable athlete.”BBC Music Magazine, February 2012

Creative Royston Management Committee (CRMC)

Our management committee are all volunteers who give freely of their services and are committed to celebrate and encourage local creativity all year round as well as staging the annual Royston Arts Festival.  The new committee for 2019 was elected at the AGM on Monday 4th February and is as follows with some positions still to be filled:-

Chairperson: Carl Filby

Vice-Chair: Phil Oddy

Secretary: Andy Tunnicliffe

Treasurer: Joanne Colgan

Volunteer Co-ordinator: (on a temporary basis for 2019) Phil Oddy

Community Liaison: Nicky Paton

Marketing: Phil Oddy

Website Administrator: Carl Filby

Member: Pip McLachlin

Member: Hannah Theobald