Rachel Smith - Creative Producer
Rachel has worked in the Culture Sector for the past 20 years in all sorts of roles, from Tour Management and Event Production to Community-led Festivals and Participatory Grant Making. Most recently she was Senior Producer at London’s Barbican where she founded award winning festivals Walthamstow Garden Party and Leytonstone Loves Film and set-up a brand-new Communities & Neighbourhoods team working to shift more power and resources to local people places. You can read a bit more about her work here. Rachel fell in love with music aged seven, when she hugged her shiny, gold Euphonium and became the youngest member of the Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band
Iona Davies-Schofield – Assistant Producer
Iona has worked in the education and culture sector for around 7 years, she has worked as a Project Coordinator for organisations including Baby People, Artcore and University of Derby.
When Iona isn’t working, she’s usually on her treadmill or drawing illustrations on her iPad (usually of her two cats) she is also a big fan of watching stand-up comedy and going to gigs and drag shows.
Iona's family work in the creative industry so she was making and creating as soon as she could.
Rebecca Morris-Buck – Creative Community Builder
Rebecca has worked in the culture sector for around 15 years, with most of her experience at museums and heritage sites in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire including the National Justice Museum, Erewash Museum, Creswell Crags and Bennerley Viaduct. Rebecca really loves facilitating connections between people and believes positive collaborations might just change the world. Alongside her work with Make/Shift, Rebecca continues to freelance in the museum sector, and is working on growing the Safer Museums network, which she co-founded. She is also a freelance writer, with four published novels. Her limited time for hobbies is spent hiking in nature and learning Ballroom and Latin dancing.
One of Rebecca’s earliest memories of the arts is going to two pantomimes every year – at Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Theatre Royal – and being absolutely captivated by the theatre from the overture to the final curtain.