Light Up The North welcomes two key appointments to the network

We are delighted to announce two key appointments to our network; Catherine Waddington as Strategic Lead and Emma Harrison as Marketing and Communications Specialist.

Catherine Waddington Stratgetic Lead LUTN

Catherine Waddington, Strategic Lead

Catherine brings over two decades of experience in the arts and cultural sector to her role as Strategic Lead. With a background in delivering innovative arts programmes, Catherine has worked both within cultural organisations and on creative initiatives forging collaborations between artists, spaces and organisations to push the boundaries of arts production and audience experience.

For the past decade, Catherine has held a pivotal strategic role at Abandon Normal Devices, commissioning bold and radical digital works and immersive experiences in unexpected locations ranging from underground caves to abandoned glass factories to astronomical observatories.

Her background also includes Arts Council England, Future Everything, Imperial War Museum North, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Liverpool Capital of Culture, London 2012, and We Play, the North West Cultural Olympiad programme. 

Here at Light Up The North, Catherine’s role is to grow and develop our network through forging strategic partnerships from the creative, academic and cultural sectors. She will foster co-commissioning opportunities for ambitious light art opportunities and enhance co-touring initiatives, amplifying our impact on both the regional and international stages.

Emma Harrison LUTN

Emma Harrison as Marketing and Communications Specialist

With over nineteen years experience in communications, Emma brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Marketing and Communications Specialist. 

Throughout her career, Emma has collaborated with a diverse range of organisations and sectors, helping to develop and implement communication strategies for new and existing brands. Her background includes communication roles at the Universities of Sheffield and York as well as not-for-profit organisations such as the YMCA. Working closely with the network, Emma will raise the profile of our network, extending reach and showcasing innovative light artwork, both as a network and through our members’ festivals.

The appointments of Catherine and Emma represent a significant milestone for Light Up The North as we continue to strive for excellence in fostering artistic innovation and cultural enrichment.

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