Artistic Director: Emily Bignell

Emily has been working in the creative industries for the past 15 years, in this time she has developed as a highly skilled freelance producer, director and practitioner working on wide variety of arts projects nationally. As Artistic Director of Shooting Fish Theatre Company she has lead on a host of projects funded by organisations including Arts Council England, Children in Need and Heritage Lottery, supporting the organisation to produce high quality new writing work with and for diverse communities. Emily has established herself as a drama specialist within range of educational settings, helping to embed and develop arts within the curriculum and providing a range of opportunities for young people. In addition to her work for Shooting Fish, Emily is an award winning film producer as well as an established drama lecturer. 

Education and Outreach Director: Anna Sandiford

Anna has been a qualified primary school teacher for 20 years working mainly in Early years and KS1 as well as supporting SEND children within a mainstream school environment. Coming from a small, one form entry school has meant working closely with teachers from all the year groups, often planning as a team across key Stages to best understand progression and attainment across the whole school. Anna therefore has a wide knowledge of planning many subjects from core subjects like maths to other subjects in the curriculum such as RE. In her current role Anna has planned lessons for 16-18 year olds In Bristol for a project to support at risk NEETS, to create a radio play in one of the most vulnerable areas of Bristol; Created a programme of work to support adults with learning difficulties to build employment skills and delivered specialist arts and storytelling workshops for autistic children in Claremont School Bristol. All Anna’s planning is child led and will have differentiation for more able pupils to those that are not working with in the curriculum.She is able to adapt and understand progression across classes/groups of children, year groups and schools. 

Board of Directors

Emma Adby

David Brook

Gaynor Ibe

Michael Hatfield 

Charles Patrick

Leanne Taylor