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.


Sarah TurpinSarah Turpin - Treasurer
Sarah is a painter, illustrator and writer brought up in Thaxted and now living in Debden Green. For 2 years she managed the i2 Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, and has extensive experience in marketing and social media. Sarah has met so many talented local artists through her work that she wants to help bring everyone together and celebrate this wealth of creativity on a community level.

Charles GreensittCharles Greensitt
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.

Nicola ScrivingsNicola Scrivings
Nicola recently left a senior Director role with Royal Mail and been accepted on an MA course in Arts Management starting in January. She has an enthusiastic interest in community arts and would love to see the festival flourish in Saffron Walden.

Louise TurnerLouise Turner - Secretary
Louise has lived in Saffron Walden for almost 19 years and worked as a Learning Support Assistant in the local secondary school for many years. A clarinet teacher, she has been involved in a number of local musical events. Louise feels passionately about giving our local people a place to showcase their talents in various forms of art.

Ben BullBen Bull
Ben is a local photographer who has lived in Clavering for the past 28 years. His main work includes wedding and portrait photography; however he would like to help Saffron Walden Arts Trust increase awareness and support for local fine art photographers. Ben has used his talents to set up the Trust’s website and Facebook page.

Jill LeechJill Leech
Jill Leech has been a committee member for some years, particularly involved with setting up the Mayor's Appeal Exhibition. She is a textile artist using traditional rug making techniques to create highly original wall hangings and large figures, such as the wonderful Mr Raggety who was burned on the Common bonfire in November 2012.

Isabella WarrenIsabella Warren
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, playing a wide repertoire of musical styles from light classical to jazz, Latin American and folk.

Pat Lodge
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.