Adele is a designer and educator who has been working with Heart n Soul for over 10 years supporting them to develop creative projects, visual art and their communications. She is a co-director of Could be Good a creative studio and gallery space in Deptford, focused on socially engaged practice and art made with communities.
Charles Stuart, Art Associate
Charles is a prolific singer-songwriter and plays a number of instruments. He is also one of the members of The Fish Police. As well as making his own album, The Man Who Likes Watching, he has contributed music to the soundtrack of Waheed Khan’s short film Orange People. Charles also works with legendary artist Grace Jones.
Hannah Mason, Digital Associate
Hannah is a designer and creates videos and digital art for performance, installations, online and print. She has been working with Heart n Soul for over 10 years supporting their digital visuals art through collaborations with their artists and participants. She is also co-director of Could be Good, a creative studio that develops socially engaged projects.
Justin Spooner, Digital Associate
Justin has walked the line between culture and technology for as long as he can remember. Since co-founding Unthinkable Consulting he has delivered a range of digital projects and strategies for many of the country’s leading cultural and learning organisations. As a Digital Associate for Heart n Soul, he led our SoundLab project and is now developing the digital experience of Heart n Soul at the Hub.
Ned Smith, Art Associate
Ned is a musician and has been involved in Heart n Soul since the late 80’s. He has been involved in all of Heart n Soul’s most significant projects and toured with Heart n Soul across Europe. He currently leads sessions at Allsorts and Do Your Own Thing and is involved in Heart n Soul radio.
Polly Raymond, Finance Associate
Polly joined Heart n Soul in March 2018 and is responsible for finance operations, reviewing budgets and supporting the grant reporting process and programme management. Polly also works with other local charities that support community arts including Theatre Peckham and Corali Dance Company.
Rachel Parslew, Development Associate
Rachel has worked as Development Associate for Heart n Soul since 2011, co-delivering fundraising work with Hazel Northwood for the first six years. She also works as an independent consultant and producer, with extensive experience of arts management. She has a particular interest in China, working on cultural exchange projects. More recently, Rachel’s work has expanded into other sectors including youth conflict and mental health.
Richard Phoenix, Creative Associate
Richard has been Heart n Soul’s Creative Associate since 2015, focussing on our creative work with Young People, SoundLab and Radio. He is also currently an artist on the Conditions Studio Programme in Croydon, the founder and director of not-for-profit organisation Constant Flux, has written the DIY as Privilege manifesto and plays in several punk bands.
Portrait by Samuel Jegede
Sarah Ewans, Associate Director (Heart n Soul at The Hub)
Sarah worked in international cultural relations and development assistance for 25 years, with particular experience in management, strategy development and implementation. From 2013 to 2017, she was General Manager for Heart n Soul and is now Associate Director for Heart n Soul at The Hub where she is leading the project team.