Ann Barkway

Hall Manager (interim)

Having come from a music publishing background, Ann is now a freelance Music Education project manager and producer. She has led on Aldeburgh Music’s Friday Afternoons project as part of the Britten Centenary, produced Snappy Operas for Mahogany Opera, and is a consultant for BBC Learning’s Ten Pieces project.

Ann is also Executive Producer for the London International Festival of Early Music.


Dan Whitfield


Dan is well into his third decade by the North Sea, having previously worked with concert halls and orchestras in Edinburgh and Tyneside.  He was part of the team that programmed the opening celebrations and inaugural seasons of Sage Gateshead, the Norman Foster Partners-designed ‘Musikverein on the Tyne’. Most recently he was Head of Artistic Planning at Snape Maltings (now Britten-Pears Arts) for 14 years.  When not at gigs real or virtual, or talking to musicians, talent management companies, hall hirers and colleagues he’s to be found coaching Framlingham Town U12’s football team, gardening, or trying to improve his woeful batting average with the mighty Worlingworth CC.


Bob Botchie