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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 five 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.

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Vicky Yannoula

Trainee Festival Director

Vicky Yannoula has been involved in a diverse range of activities in music management, education and performance since the late 90s. For a few years now, she has been Chief Executive of the Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust (a music school based in Hackney, London) and Director of Akouson Classical Artists (a classical music agency). Past professional appointments include: Director of York Music Hub, Deputy Head of Camden Music Service, Head of Scholarships & Artistic Planning at the Drake Calleja Trust, Music Director at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Music Qualifications Manager at Trinity College London, Head of Keyboard at Ardingly College, Music Lecturer & Chorus Director at Middlesex University. As a music manager, Vicky has worked with a plethora of professional and amateur musicians and organised dozens of concerts in the UK and abroad, from single performances to concert series and large scale festivals attended by over 50,000 people.

As a classical pianist, Vicky has performed extensively in Europe, giving piano solo/chamber music concerts and piano concertos. As a contemporary singer, she collaborates with a plethora of artists and has performed in venues such as Crazy Coqs, 1901 Arts Club, Moustache Bar and the Embassy of Lebanon.

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Julian Woodford

Communications Manager

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.


Megan Browne

General Manager


Bridget Coggin-Thomson

Outreach Officer

American born Bridget joins the team for a second 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, focussing on the Beverley Puppet Trail.

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Beverley Richmond

Brochure Print Coordinator

Bev began working with the festival as its first coordinator in 2013 and has since undertaken
various roles, including comms director and copywriter / printed materials coordinator.
Keeping it local, she was also press officer for the Beverley Film Society for 16 years. She
brings with her twenty plus years of marketing and PR experience from across creative,
education and tourism industries, including Visit Hull & East Yorkshire and Welcome to
Yorkshire. She currently balances freelance work, mainly arts based marketing, with her
online vintage business.


Wendy Holroyd

Engagement Coordinator

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.


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 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.


Gordon Meredith

Brochure & Print Designer

Gordon is a playwright, actor and designer from Hull. Based in Beverley, he has been a Puppet Festival Volunteer since 2006, but he has also been a designer for many years working in the museum and heritage industry. He has spent most of the past ten years in theatre, as both a performer and as a writer, and now combines theatre and heritage to write and perform plays, living history and audio-visuals. As a designer, he is more used to planning museums and galleries but he also works as a graphic designer providing artwork for theatre posters, brochures and displays. Gordon is happy to step in for Rachel Horner this year, building on the solid work she has been doing over the past few years for the puppet Festival.


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

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