Meet The Team

We are a team of artists and practitioners, all passionate about The Bureau and about creating a place in Blackburn where people can come together to make, experience and enjoy art and culture. We have no full-time team members and some of us are volunteers, so please bear that in mind when contacting us.


Cath Ford

Visual Arts, Projects, Engagement

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James Rhodes-Baxter

Thrive Coordinator (job share) and Musician

Email James


Janey Colbourne

Rise! Spoken Word Curator and Poet

Email Janey


Kerris Casey-St Pierre

Visual Arts, Environmental Arts, Festivals, Projects, Engagement

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Leonie Stephenson

Visual Arts, Environmental Arts, Festivals, Projects, Finance

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Scott Jackson

Social Media and Resident Photographer

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Shamshad Hussain

Place of Welcome and Group Sessions Host/Caretaker


Sue Ridyard

Music Development - Community, Youth and Early Years

Email Sue