Saffron Walden Arts Trust is an umbrella organisation which coordinates, encourages, and promotes artistic enterprises of all kinds in the Saffron Walden area. We provide practical support to local artists and performers to help them display their talents, with initiatives such as music festivals, open studio events, and craft fairs.
Isabella Warren – Chair
Isabella is a long standing member of Saffron Walden Arts Trust. She is a musician and part of the Nightingale Trio –a versatile ensemble of violin, cello and piano. She is on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Team where she heads the arts subject team which is currently drawing up policies.
Lucy Lloyd – Secretary
Lucy lives in Saffron Walden and loves drawing and painting, in fact anything creative. She learned a little about the power of art and music to connect people from Hugh Masakela (RIP) and the Blackie, a community arts project in Liverpool 8. She works as a communications manager with health researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Charles Greensitt – Treasurer
Charles lives in Saffron Walden, studied art at school and went on to study Mechatronic Engineering. An avid photographer, he loves motion pictures and made a film as a student. He is also a keen drummer and attends life drawing classes at Friends school. Charles has experience of logo design and brings lots of ideas to the Trust table.
Tim Atkinson is a professional musician who has toured the world and played on several top 10 records and has worked with artist from groups ranging from Stereo MCs to Motorhead. Tim also heads a community company which have bought Fairycroft House and are transforming the building into an Arts and Media centre.
Pat has lived in the area since 1971 and took up the clarinet in her mid forties. She is involved with several music groups in the town and understands how motivating it is to work towards a performance. She supports SWAT events because they enable music groups to perform and encourages people of all ages to play music together.
Sharon Morris – Uttlesford District Council
Sharon was elected to represent the Saffron Walden Audley Ward on both the District and Town Councils in 2015. Sharon is on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Team and takes a special interest in sports and leisure facilities in town. She is actively supporting a proposal for an all-purpose community/sports centre which would provide facilities for the arts as well.
Sara Eastham – Saffron Walden Town Council
Sarah has lived in the town for a number of years and previously served as Mayoress in 2010. Sara is a trained singer has given many solo recitals and built her oratorio repertoire singing in many of the London halls. She has also performed on the operatic stage appearing with the English National Opera, English Touring Opera and Suffolk Opera as well as enjoying many lighter operatic roles, Gilbert and Sullivan heroines and main lead parts in musicals. Sara has been a musical director and over the last few years also enjoyed directing several stage productions.