CHarlotte Chapman

Charlotte trained in 3D Design at Ravensbourne College and went on to complete a PGCE in Design Education at Goldsmiths College. In 2003 she moved to New Zealand to lead the Design Department at Auckland Girls Grammar School.

She returned to the UK in 2007, moved to Bristol and became a freelance creative facilitator, working across communities. She ran her fiirst arts in health project in 2010 funded by the Arts Council England and in 2014 she joined Creative Youth Network as their Creative Learning Manager.

In 2016 Charlotte began lecturing on the BA Creative & Therapeutic Arts at the University of South Wales and has since lectured on the MA Arts, Health & Performance at Canterbury Christ Church Universtity.

Her freelance practice as an artist, facilitator & creative producer is rooted in participatory approaches and community engagement. Her clients have included: the University of Bath Centre for Death & Society, West of English Centre for Inclusive Living, Canterbury Festival, Creative Lives, Touchbase Care, Living Words, Artswork, Kent Downs AONB, English Heritage, Kent Refugee Action Network, Living Words, Dover Arts Development, Creative Folkestone, Bristol City Council, Earth Trust, CT20, Kent County Council & Catching Lives.

Trish Bishop

Trish Bishop is an experienced Artist and freelance educator having taught Art in adult education, schools, education centres and privately. She also set up and was CEO of Touchbase Care CIC for 11 years. (Supporting adults through arts with physical disability and those who are neuro diverse.)

Trish has exhibited nationally and sold her work commercially. Her approach to art is spontaneous and intuitive using a broad range of materials and techniques to explore the territory of cultural identity and her personal connections to places.

Her first degree was in fine Art (1st class) and this was followed by her MA at the University of Kent in 2009.

Kim Thurgood-Brown

Kim has an extremely diverse career of over 37 years in all areas of business and started off in the Recruitment Sector, before continuing her career and broadening her knowledge within export and distribution, sales, publishing, marketing, business strategy & consultancy positions.  She is passionate about wellbeing and founded a corporate wellbeing, personal development and coaching business several years ago.

During her career, Kim has held a variety of senior positions within these sectors, from Sales Management to Director, and is therefore an experienced manager and leader of both people and organisations. She believes that empowering and motivating people within a business is the key to its success and has enjoyed working with many clients, SME and Blue-chip, where she has been instrumental in business revival and development.

Christian Hillam

Christian completed a batchelor of science in 1996 from Reading University. He is a Transition Manager with over twenty years of experience working in the financial services industry. 

Christian brings with him a wealth of skills across project management, transition management and portfolio management providing key strategic advice and support.

Christian has a keen interest in arts, culture and heritage and in supporting not for profit initiatives that engage communities living and working in Kent.