Head of Programmes Tyne & Wear Archives & MuseumsBill is responsible for ensuring the provision of wide ranging, popular and accessible programmes across TWAM including audience development and communications and effective engagement of stakeholders.
Bill developed and leads Newcastle Gateshead’s successful Museums at Night programme, The Late Shows. Now in its 12th year, this culture crawl sees up to 80 venues open their doors after hours, attracting up to 40,000 visits!
Experiencer ExtraordinaireArchitectural jelly sculptures, anatomical whisky tasting sessions, and turning the Selfridges roof into a crystal island boating lake. These are just a few of the projects to come from the minds of celebrated food experimentalists Bompas & Parr. Co-founder Sam Bompas is both charming and charismatic as he tantalises with promises of vast chocolate waterfalls, mountains of jelly and breathable clouds of alcohol that intoxicate through the lungs and eyeballs.
Head of Visitor Events, Natural History MuseumLucy started her career as a public programmer at the Royal Air Force Museum in North London. Grasping opportunities wherever possible, Lucy created a programme that’s core purpose was access to the collection and income generation. She is now responsible for the public events programme at the Natural History Museum and oversees a highly profitable programme of 50+ events per year. Lucy looks to create experiences in public spaces which are relevant, unique and engaging.