Holroyd, Wendy

Director of Create.

Wendy is the Director of Create. She has worked in the arts and in the voluntary sector for the past 15 years in range of capacities.

From a degree in Performing Arts in Leicester she went onto run a 320 seat theatre, she founded and co-ordinated a national ‘New Works Festival’ for emerging artists of all art forms, Chaired the ‘Abbey Park Music Festival’, sat as a Director of ‘The Leicester Comedy Festival’ and ran drama workshops in a Young offenders Centre and in Access Artspace with people with disabilities.

Breaking off from the arts world for a few years Wendy was Midlands Fundraising and Development Education Officer for Y Care International (the third world arm of the YMCA movement established by Terry Waite) and then became Fundraising and Marketing Director for VISTA – The Royal Society of the Blind.

Moving up to North Yorkshire in 2003 Wendy became the first Arts Development Officer for Scarborough Borough Council – developing an Arts Strategy for the Borough and helping to establish the Yorkshire Coast Festivals Association.

Now as well as her position as Director of Create, she is also Artistic Director of Filey Festival (2007 & 2008) and is Business Manager for Laurielorry Theatre Company.

Personal achievements have been running the London Marathon, having a little boy called Dylan, holding a Fitness Instructor qualification, being a local magistrate at the Scarborough Court.


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