Meet the Team

Lindsey Pugh

CEO/ Creative Director

Lindsey has extensive experience in creative and strategic roles in arts and education - leading transformational change at organisational, regional and national level, including within a senior role at Arts Council England. Her career began in the late 1990s, as a creator of theatre about music sub-cultures, producing work in untraditional spaces for nonconformist audiences. Lindsey cares passionately about the creation of artistic work that is relevant to all society. She holds trustee roles with Corali Dance Company, and Arts and Media School Islington.

Helen Wilmott

Executive Director

Helen is an experienced programme manager across the creative and cultural industries and is passionate about working with communities to create new cultural programmes. Before joining Revoluton Arts, Helen spent over seven years as Programme Director for Made With Many, where she developed a model of community-led decision making, oversaw the geographical expansion of the programme and led several high-profile cultural projects.

Jakub Rokita

General Manager

Jakub is a local arts activist and a multimedia artist. He was the recipient of the Revoluton Arts 2019 Mini Kickstart Commission and a member of the 2021/2022 cohort of the Luton Creative Leaders programme. In his spare time he runs the AVXLuton project aimed at cross-disciplinary collaboration and support of local emerging talent.

Maria Shury-Smith

Senior Producer

Maria is an experienced producer and facilitator with a track-record of building acclaimed place-based creative programmes, most recently for Kiln Theatre and the Ambassador Theatre Group. Her practice is underpinned by her personal and professional connection to her multi-lingual mixed heritage, which she developed in her research into the legacies of slavery within the working culture of the creative industries. Selected as a Clore Emerging Leader in 2022, Maria is committed to amplifying creativity that is overlooked or ignored and to developing meaningful career pathways that ensure the cultural sector reflects the society it exists to serve.

Aaron Spendelow

Community Producer

Across his career, Aaron has worked on a variety of projects engaging communities and audiences, especially families and young people. He is also a performer for stage and screen, born and bred in Luton. He has toured around the world in various productions including Sesame Street Live, cruise ships, TV and commercials. Aaron also runs A Children’s Story, creating unique and engaging content for young people, performed live for stage, festivals, and education settings, and within immersive and interactive models. Aaron takes a professional and open-minded approach when collaborating with artists and creatives. He believes that by listening and appreciating each other's art, the most elaborative and high-quality work can be delivered.

Jack Keenan

Young People & Pathways Producer

Jack is a cultural practitioner motivated by the idea that the cultural sector should authentically represent the communities and individuals it serves. His career started with a passion for music and bringing people together. Whilst at university, he volunteered at Lakeside Theatre to organised music nights and festivals that showcased local artists. After graduating, he took an internship at Harwich Festival and obtained funding to open a music venue, dedicated to nurturing grassroots creativity. After his time in Essex, Jack worked with Bedford Creative Arts, gaining experience in community engagement. He also obtained an MA in Arts Policy & Arts Management at Birkbeck University, London.

Paris-Elisse Williams

Marketing and Communications Officer

Paris is an established Marketing Officer who is responsible for marketing programs, development and implementation on advertising campaigns, brand management and many other marketing activities. Prior to joining Revoluton Arts, Paris worked in international marketing and events at several companies, before founding her own digital marketing business. Paris is passionate about young people understanding creative careers provide real possibility. Her greatest strengths are her problem solving, positivity and organisational skills (she loves a list!), and she thrives on challenges.

Era Fatima

Digital Marketing Assistant

Era is an artist, writer and graduate of the prestigious University of the Arts London. She uses her creative background to fulfil an artistic contribution to Revoluton Arts’ marketing. She manages our social media and website, and designs all of our digital content - including the page you are reading right now! Era has her own digital marketing business Digital Era, offering a vast range of marketing services out to companies and individuals. She loves to keep herself busy, also working as a local artist in the community, creating paintings, murals and running workshops.

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