WHO WE ARE
Meet the team behind the festival...
Puppets in Beverley and Beverley Puppet Festival is run by a small, dedicated team of freelancers and volunteers. Keep up to date with employment and volunteering opportunities by signing up to our mailing list.
Founder & Co-Artistic Director
Beverley-born Anna Ingleby originally trained as a visual artist in Edinburgh, and later in mime, movement, puppetry & voice in London, India & Indonesia. A freelance puppeteer since 1991, she founded her own company - Indigo Moon Theatre - in 1999, which tours shows and workshops nationally & internationally. In 2004 she returned to Beverley and founded Beverley Puppet Festival in 2005, before it became a funded biennial festival, adopted by the committee of Beverley Arts Trust in 2006. Although now relocated in Hull where Indigo Moon Theatre’s production base is, she continues to co-direct this festival for her original home town.
Kerrin Tatman is an award-winning creative producer, multi-instrumentalist musician and composer specialising in cross-disciplinary projects. They joined the Beverley Puppet Festival team in 2014 as Director's Assistant and helped deliver both the 2014 and 2016 festivals in this role. In 2017 they Co-Founded Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival with William Steele, winning The Journal Culture Award for 'Best Newcomer' and as Artistic Director has delivered two sell-out festivals with the organisation. Kerrin returned to Beverley Puppet Festival in the new role of Co-Artistic Director for the 2018 festival and was instrumental in the first online edition of the festival in 2020.
American born Bridget joins the team for the first time this year. With a BA in Theatre (Hons) and MA in Arts Education and Management (Hons) she's passionate about public engagement and managing volunteer teams. Bridget worked at London's Southbank Centre for 12 years delivering artistic festivals and managing volunteers. She has an on-going role as an Engagement Officer for the RIBA-Royal Institute of British Architects where she delivers educational workshops for school groups and adult learners, as well as guided tours of the London headquarters. She is excited to be contributing to the festival and learning more about the arts in Yorkshire.
Julian is co-founder of Dead Bod Films whose award-winning feature One
Summer When You Went Away was released at the end of 2021 following the success of its mid-length short The Bagpipe Maker's Baby. One of the original members of Humber Film, he
has more than 30 years' experience as a writer, filmmaker, poet, playwright, author and journalist. Former chairman of Artlink (Hull) he owns the communications business Placed
Media and is director of The High Wolds Poetry Festival.
Wendy has worked in the arts and in the voluntary sector for the past 30 years in a range of capacities. From a degree in Performing Arts in Leicester she went onto run a 320-seat theatre, she founded and co-ordinated a national ‘New Works Festival’ for emerging artists of all art forms, chaired the ‘Abbey Park Music Festival’,
sat as a Director of ‘The Leicester Comedy Festival’ and ran drama workshops in a Young Offenders Centre and in Access Artspace with people with disabilities.
Breaking off from the arts world for a few years Wendy was Midlands Fundraising and Development Education Officer for Y Care International (the third world arm of
the YMCA movement established by Terry Waite) and then became Fundraising and Marketing Director for VISTA – The Royal Society of the Blind.
In 2003 Wendy became the first Arts Development Officer for Scarborough Borough Council – developing an Arts Strategy for the Borough and helping to establish the Yorkshire Coast Festivals Association. She then went on to be the Director of Create Arts Development for 12 years working across North Yorkshire championing
arts and festivals and as the Artistic Director of Coastival – a large scale multi arts festival in Scarborough.
Wendy is now working freelance in events and festivals as well as working in school as a Specialist Learning and Teaching support member of staff in Hull.
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Rachael is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, originally from Beverley but now based in Brighton.
Rachael was awarded a BA (Hons) in Illustration from Falmouth University and then went on to pursue her love of colour and texture to create bold and colourful large-scale collages. One of of these 3D pieces was created for the cover of our 2020 festival brochure, and she has also been designing the graphics for our brochures since 2018, bringing the content to life. She now creates all of our illustrated and graphic content and her latest venture with us has been redesigning this website to make it fun and engaging for the user. Other clients include: the RHS; Moving Parts Arts; Scilly Flowers; DCUK; Taste of London; Survive.
Joe is a circus performer turned software developer. He gained an MComp degree in Computer Science (Games Engineering) from Newcastle University. He also gained a BTEC in Performing Arts (Circus) from Newcastle upon Tyne's circus school, Circus Central. He currently develops the Beverley Puppet Festival App, as well as working on a number of websites. He also occasionally moonlights as a show technician, a drummer and a circus teacher.
Image credits: Header image and 'Dolly the Giraffe by VIP Puppets' taken by Scott Wigglesworth