A relative newcomer, I moved to Bollington with my wife Annette Hurst in September 1992 expecting to stay here for only 6 months - all these years later we are still here with our daughter Miriam! I work in Bollington running a healthcare communications agency but I can occasionally be seen prancing about the stage in productions put on by Bollington Festival Players (especially when a Southern accent is called for).
My wife, Hilary, and I have lived in Bollington for 25 years, after 10 years in Macclesfield and our two daughters now have children of their own.
I am a 'mostly retired' project and business manager from the IT world and I am now involved in the voluntary activities of Bollington. Apart from the Festival I help out at the Arts Centre bar and at the events on the Recreation Ground. I am a keen walker and have also been known to enjoy a pint of beer!
Community Programme Coordinator
An incomer with only a twenty-four year pedigree as a Bollingtonian, I am hugely proud of the creativity and ambition of my adopted home.
I served on the executive of our last two Festivals, leading the Literature Group. For the Festival 2014 I am working with Jennie Aincham to piece together an exciting Programme, that includes a variety of events in the recreation ground's Festival Marquee and at other venues around the village. My particular role is to encourage all local community groups, established and new, to seize the Festival's opportunities to showcase Bollington's own talent and to be inspired by visiting professionals.
Fundraiser (Grants, 100 Club)
I moved to Bollington from West London in October 2010 with husband Malcolm, leaving our two sons behind (aged 26 and 24)! My parents have lived in Wilmslow for over 40 years so we knew the area well and loved the beautiful countryside around Bollington and the community feel of the town. On our retirement, we were looking to "get involved" and we certainly have! Before I retired I was a professional fundraiser for a national charity so my skills and knowledge have come in handy in helping to raise money for Bollington Festival in 2014. I also enjoy folk music so we have started up a folk night at Bollington Arts Centre with friends. To relax I enjoy yoga and a swim at the Leisure Centre, reading and dabbling in various art projects. As keen gardeners we opened our garden last summer for the Bollington Festival Open Gardens weekend.
I moved to Bollington in 1986 with my wife Lynn and shortly afterwards our daughter Rachel was born. We have lived at both ends of the town and love having the open countryside on our doorstep and visiting the numerous pubs and restaurants which are within walking distance.
Please feel free to get in touch with any of the Bollington Festival committee if you would like to:
- Find out more about the festival
- Learn about the pre-Festival events
- Provide financial support
- Volunteer in any capacity