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. She was a star attraction at the 2014 festival; presented at the 2016 Finale Concert, and performed at St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, in 2019 with her Balsom Ensemble to raise more than £2,300 for the refurbishment of St John’s Parish Church, Royston.
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.
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 office-holders for the new committee (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) for 2020 were elected at the AGM on Tuesday 4th February and the composition of the present committee is as follows:-
Chair & Website Administrator: Carl Filby
Vice-Chair: Hannah Theobald
Secretary: Andy Tunnicliffe
Community & Volunteer Liaison: Chiara Mannalà
Marketing & Publicity: Nicky Paton
Photography & Data Protection: Jon Sackman