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