Rosie and Eleanor are directors of The Brick Box. They share responsibility for the two companies, using their complementary skill set and shared values to create exciting work and lead a thriving cultural venue. They regularly collaborate with a team of brilliant freelancers and associate artists.
Eleanor studied Media and TV Production in her early twenties and worked in television before becoming a lecturer; spending five years teaching BA and MA Media and TV Production courses at Liverpool John Moore’s, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Manchester.
She went on to devise and produce creative programmes that used art interventions to inspire and support people with entrenched substance misuse issues to turn their lives around and managed a rehab project in Brighton for a number of years.
She later developed a career as an artist and producer, delivering commissions for the ICA, London International Festival of Theatre ( LIFT), Shunt, the Brighton Festival and the Bradford Mela and enjoyed a stint working for Performa in New York, with RoseLee Goldberg. She then worked as Production and Development Manager at the Shunt Vaults and curated the Shunt Lounge on numerous occasions. She was the Director of the Bradford Playhouse for a year before founding The Brick Box in 2010.
Rosie entered the world of creative events through running political art raves in Nottingham’s clubs and warehouses in the early 2000s. She now has over 15 years of events management experience and loves using her flair for organisation and community building to help people and environments to flourish. Other production work includes Shambala Festival, Standon Calling Festival, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) and the Shunt Vaults at London Bridge.
Before working at The Brick Box, Rosie worked in book publishing. She began at Penguin Books UK, helping to manage a bibliographic systems migration project, before delivering a training and recruitment programme for Dorling Kindersley India in Delhi. This work developed in to Digital Strategy development for Pearson PLC in New York, New Jersey and London.
Before book publishing, Rosie wrote for The Independent. She studied Middle English and political performance at Nottingham University and has travelled widely, reporting on political and social movements in South America and Europe.
Kate is an NCTJ-qualified news journalist and has written features and reviews for local, regional, national and international titles. From exploring the music scene of post-Eyjafjallajökull Iceland to interviewing Debbie Harry and reporting from the graveyard of MySpace, her editorial work has covered place-based, music and digital culture.
Working in copywriting and digital and marketing, Kate has also produced content for the higher education, business and arts sectors.
Later moving into video production, she has led teams making official video content for major music festivals, as well as making travel and music features for online.
Alongside working at The Brick Box, Kate is the Immersion Coordinator at Live Cinema UK. This role takes her around the world, developing cultural projects within 360 degree shared virtual reality environments.