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.

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Anna Ingleby 

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

Co-Artistic Director

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.


Rachael Horner

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 these 3D pieces was created for the cover of our 2020 festival brochure, and she has 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.

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Margaret Pinder

Marketing Assistant

After reading English and Modern Languages at Cambridge, Margaret Pinder trained as a solicitor specialising in maritime law before moving to the US where she practised international law in New York. She taught an award winning course on Greek Tragedy at Harvard after which she returned to her native East Yorkshire and worked as a legal consultant while taking a Masters in Theatre. She has stood for Parliament, was Beverley’s first female Labour Mayor, has published four books and is principal double bass in the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra. Margaret now works in the arts sector as well as performing as a stand-up comedian in London and across the North.


Joe Hall

App developer

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.


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Image credits: Header image and 'Dolly the Giraffe by VIP Puppets' taken by Scott Wigglesworth