Meet The Trustees
Margaret is now retired. She has had an extensive and interesting career in the arts and administration. Her roles have included actor, teacher (in primary, secondary, further and community education), Drama Examiner for WJEC, and Arts Development Officer.
Her highlights during those years include setting up Clwyd Dance (now Eleni), setting up and continuing involvement with the Clwyd Community Theatre Association, and setting up the Glanrafon Centre in Mold as an Arts Centre.
She has served on many committees, and her long standing affiliation with Eleni has continued throughout her career and beyond.
Gwenno is a fluent first language Welsh speaker, and has over twenty years' experience specialising mainly within arts engagement. She has worked for various arts organisations, including Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno and Theatr Clwyd in Mold, as a member of their education and engagement departments which led her to become a Local Government cultural leader, which is where her passion for using creativity for social benefit evolved.
Within her role as Arts, Culture and Events Manager at Flintshire County Council, Gwenno worked with colleagues across Wales to develop large scale arts and education projects that had real impact on those who took part.
Gwenno is currently Co-Chair of the National Arts and Education Network for Wales and a freelance creative consultant.
Christine has been involved with theatre performance and directing for many years including 15 years as Artistic Director for Theatr yr Ifanc/Rhos 1990 Youth Theatre based at the Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham. She has directed for Tip Top Productions, Chester; Grove Park Little Theatre, Wrexham; 20 Club Players, Llangollen and Suitcase Theatre, Mold.
Her professional role has been within management and fundraising for both the Civil Service, and voluntary organisations, and she is currently Grants and Trust Officer for Nightingale House Hospice. She has been involved with the International Eisteddfod, Llangollen for 60 years and has written the Peace Message for the past four years working with schools in Wrexham and Denbighshire.
Andrea has been a social worker for over 20 years. She has worked in various roles, including safeguarding, disabilities and within the charity sector. She currently runs a project with Flintshire County Council, supporting people who no longer have their children living with them.
She feels that an important part of her role is to have a non-judgmental and open attitude. She has learnt that patience and perseverance is essential when working with people who have experienced trauma and sadness. She feels that she is a strong character and that as she has gotten older has become more so!!