Eleanor Barrett
Director
Eleanor Barrett

Eleanor and Rosie run the company together. Eleanor has created over forty original artworks for venues and festivals including the Brighton Festival, LIFT, Bradford Mela, Shunt Vaults and the ICA. As a producer, she has created hundreds more.

In previous lives, Eleanor has been the Director of the Bradford Playhouse, and Development Manager at Shunt Events Ltd. She has also devised and delivered arts participation programmes for people with entrenched substance misuse lifestyles.

Her favourite snacks are jalapenos and blue cheese, and if she was a woodland animal she would be a shrew.

Rosie Freeman
Director
Rosie Freeman

Rosie and Eleanor run the company together. Rosie has produced work at the Shunt Vaults, LIFT, Wandsworth Arts Festival, Lambeth Country Show, Standon Calling, Shambala, Beatroot-Rendezvous, and The Demo Project.

In previous lives, Rosie has managed projects for Penguin Books UK, Dorling Kindersley India and Pearson Publishing. She has written for The Independent, and travelled widely. She supports Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy courses at the London Buddhist Centre and enjoys swimming at all available opportunities.

Her favourite snack is avocado on toast, and if she was a woodland animal she would be a brown hare.

Kate Wellham
Communications Manager
Kate Wellham

Kate is in charge of marketing and communications for The Brick Box. She joined Eleanor and Rosie when they moved to Bradford in 2016, and has yet to regret it.

Kate’s background is in journalism and digital content, and she likes following Eleanor and Rosie around with a camera just to prove that some of this stuff actually happens.

Her favourite snacks are eggs and frozen grapes (but not together), and if she were a woodland animal she would be a unicorn.

Ally Jackel
Bar Manager
Ally Jackel

Ally is the bar manager at The Brick Box Rooms in Bradford. She knows all about good beer, high grade gin and plentiful prosecco. She also knows a lot about cats and cars.

In previous lives, Ally has run the Bradford Brewery bar, served gourmet fish and chips at Battered Leeds, and has been a support worker for new horse riders with severe physical disabilities.

Her favourite snack is iced gems and if she were a woodland animal she would be a stoat.

May McQuade
Creative Producer
May McQuade

May is our creative producer at The Brick Box. She’s helped turn an empty department store into a woodland, Lister Park into David Hockney’s birthday party, and Ivegate into a river of light.

In previous lives, May has managed a dance programme in Shanghai, run club nights in Manchester, and currently is a dance teacher and support worker with Dance United Yorkshire.

Her favourite snack is a peanut butter crumpet, and if she were a woodland animal she would be a red squirrel.

Dom Sheard
Technical Manager
Dom Sheard

Dom is our technical manager and an honorary Brick Box Lady. He knows about cables, decks and speakers, and is often the person who arranges the bands and banging tunes at our events.

Unlike the rest of us, Dom has a real job as a Learning Mentor in a primary school in Keighley.

His favourite snack is keema & peas and if we really push him to identify as an animal he admits to an affinity with the Japanese macaque monkey.

Anita Pearson
Financial Administrator
Anita Pearson

Anita – aka Mr. Canita – is our finance and operations administrator. She sends invoices, pays invoices, reconciles the accounts, and tells us about what the planets are up to.

In previous lives, Anita has been a recruiter/trainer of volunteers for a national reading scheme, a holiday rep in Jersey, and run admin and finances for the City Centre Project in Bradford.

Her favourite snack is a Snickers and if she were a woodland animal she would be a fox.

Chemaine Cooke
Associate Artist
Chemaine Cooke

Chemaine is an associate artist of The Brick Box and engagement specialist. She has an unparallelled flair for working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

In previous lives, Chemaine has been a dancer in a Newcastle cocktail bar, run hen-led therapy sessions for pensioners, and performed live jazz improv in the German Church.

Her favourite snack is a fish butty, and she is not of the animal world, she is a woodland moonbeam.

Advisory Board and Mentors

Chris Allen, CEO Gaia Active and Clientfocus
Steph Butcher, prev. Brixton Town Centre Director
Dominic McMullen, Senior Manager General Electric
Rose Dowling, founder of Leaders Unlocked
Ben Mason, founder of Proper Beans
Dr Sharleene Bibbings, author & UN Women UK Member

Associate Artists and Creatives

Lisa Newnham, Project Manager, Badger
Anthea Lewis, Project Manager, Panther
Billie Tomlin, Picture Culler, Hedgehog
Erik Bartleet-Perry, Bar Team, Sloth
Thom Tuomasi, Sound, ANIMAL TBC