Jenny is our creative visionary and guiding light. She says her job means “dealing with a lot of paperwork, writing loads of reports and talking about creativity - preferably with mounds of tea (I take mine with two sugars btw)”.
Jenny started out wanting to be an actor, but quickly decided it wasn’t for her. After a stint as a secretary she landed her first job in the arts as a Fundraiser for English Touring Opera. Since then, she’s built a 20-year career in the arts working for local authorities, Arts Council England, The Tricycle (now The Kiln) and leading her own creative agency, Take the Space.
About working at Revoluton, Jenny says: “It’s been brilliant and Luton is one of the most exciting places I have worked because there are talented folk everywhere”.
Jenny is an accredited coach, Clore Fellow 2007-2009 and AIM (Association of Independent Museums) Fellow 2018.
Small but mighty, Imrana is our grassroots ‘artivist’. She says: “My aim is to enable self-empowerment through meaningful arts engagement and the focus of my work is to provide a platform for creatives who are underrepresented and traditionally denied access to the arts”.
Imrana’s passion for educating young people led her to teaching. Having moved into the arts she continues to inspire young people and now works as a freelance Creative Producer in addition to her work for Revoluton.
Imrana moved to Luton in 2006 and says of the town: “I am proud to call it my home. I believe the town has a lot of potential and I am very passionate about challenging sensationalist media headlines by celebrating all the amazing things Luton has to offer.”
In her spare time Imrana enjoys hiking, writing poetry, going to the theatre and eating chocolate.
John keeps us all organised. Be in no doubt - without him we’d all fall apart. He takes meeting minutes, sorts out the finances and carries out the vital administration duties that keep us running smoothly.
Before joining Revoluton Arts John worked for the Programming Team at Luton Culture and continues to work there part time.
John says the most exciting part of his job is “getting involved in the events Revoluton Arts puts on and watching people enjoy such high-quality events that they wouldn’t have seen anywhere else”.
Outside of work John likes to socialise with friends at music gigs and shows around the country. He also enjoys going to the gym.
Young People's Producer
Johanne is not the quiet one of the team which makes her perfect as our Young People’s Producer.
Jo says: ‘It’s a privilege to have a role which is about inspiring and nurturing the young talent of Luton. This programme gives young people access to professional artists and offers opportunities to build on and gain new skills. It’s about investing in our youth and helping them to realise their potential.’
Johanne has worked in the media and creative industry for over 15 years, including working for the BBC and Arts Council, and performing for Jesse Jackson and presenting at the Royal Albert Hall in front of Prince Charles. As well as working for Revoluton Arts, she is a freelancer producer under the name ‘Just Purple Presents’.
Johanne has been running a youth choir in Bedford for over two years and enjoys the buzz of working with young people and being able to influence and encourage their growth as musicians.
When time allows Johanne enjoys yoga, writing, reading, playing the sax and watching her son play rugby. Her current long term project is writing a musical.
Furhaad is our effervescent events organiser. Never lost for words, he is also in charge of organising Revoluton’s job opportunities.
Before joining Revoluton, Furhaad worked for various media companies including ITV and Disney. He has over 10 years’ experience organising outdoor events, including Luton Mela and Diwali in Luton.
Outside of work, Furhaad enjoys socialising with friends and family, and going to the cinema, theatre and concerts. He loves travelling and if he’s not in the office he's probably in Madeira, one his favourite destination. He loves to try new cuisines from around the world and is also a big Disney fan.
Digital Marketing Lead
Claire is the quiet one in the corner who looks after Revoluton’s website, email and social media. She helps us build an online community and use digital tools to help us work more effectively.
Claire’s love of design and technology led her to web development. After working as a web designer in education and local government for over 10 years, she took a sabbatical to revive her hands-on creative skills and move into the arts sector.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys reading, going for 'thinking' walks, and drawing and designing. She likes nothing more than being in bed by 9.30pm with a good book.