meet the team


Nathalie Palin
Creative Director
07540 438 503

Nathalie works with artists, communities and cultural spaces to shape and activate activities as part of Torbay’s cultural sector. Locally, she works closely with Doorstep Arts, Play Torbay, Torbay Arts & Culture Network, and many other creative and community groups. Her background is as a visual artist with a strong interest in working collaboratively with young people and communities.


Tom Littlewood
Creative Director | Programme Producer
07711 327025 

Tom’s background is in landscape architecture, and over the last 20 years has progressed to running Ginkgo Projects, a specialist art & design consultancy. He is interested in how a sense of belonging and identity is nurtured within communities and how this is reflected in townscape design. He is also part of the design team working on planned town centre regeneration projects for Torbay.


Clare Parker
Lead Producer
07730 065150 

Clare is an arts producer and dance artist, with 30 years’ producing experience in theatre, public art, outdoor arts, participatory practice & education. She has worked in Torbay on a range of projects, recently producing for Encounters Arts, Dance in Devon & Torbay Culture and Arts Network. She has a strong interest in arts, health & wellbeing, and is establishing a social enterprise using dance to help people in later life to stay active, independent, enjoying a creative older age.


Debbie Hyde
Volunteer Coordinator 

Debbie works is very active in the Torbay community with her work as a community engagement co-ordinator for an Outstanding Home Care provider. In and out of this working role, she loves bringing people to participate in meaningful events and activities within the Bay to aid their mental and physical wellbeing and to feel connected to others.



Mair George

Mair is a producer and project manager working across production, arts and education settings. She has worked with a number of organisations including Doorstep Arts, Welsh National Opera and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Mair produces the bi-annual Doorstep Theatre festival, and is particularly enjoying discovering the amazing places in the bay she knew nothing about before taking up this role!


Dom Jeffery
Production Manager

Previously Technical Manager at Northcott Theatre (having trained under Maurice Marshall), Dom works as a Production Manager and Lighting specialist (True LX). He has worked for many theatrical and commercial production companies in the UK & internationally, including touring the UK with English Touring Opera.


Laura Carus
Events Manager

Laura is an event manager with experience across diverse scales of events, logistical organisation and delivery. She also has experience working in theatre production, from prop maker to Company Stage Manager. Recent projects include Bristol Harbour Festival, Skyline Series and Bristol Sounds. VIP hospitality: The Cure aand Torbay Airshow. 


James Tyson
Creative Advisor 

James works across performance, theatre, music, visual arts & literature. As part of the Eyeview team he advises on artistic programme. James works as an arts programmer and artist and in Torbay recently as Director of International Agatha Christie Festival. He is a Programme Manager for British Council Theatre & Dance supporting collaborative projects with artists internationally & the UK arts sector.


Theresa Dunthorne
Producing & Events Management Intern

Theresa is a third-year student of History at the University of Exeter. She is co-Head of Poltimore Festival Theatre and has recently produced a video for illuminations A Cappella.

The internship has been made possible by the Access To Internships Scheme at the University.


James Turner
Producing & Events Management Intern

James studies English Literature and Film at the University of Exeter. He is treasurer for the student society Lightbox, which aims to provide a platform for creative networking and collaboration.

The internship has been made possible by the Access To Internships Scheme at the University.

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Lucy Wilson
Producing & Events Management Intern

Lucy is a third year student of English with Spanish at the University of Exeter. She has a passion for the arts, and currently runs a dance fitness class at the Exeter Phoenix.

The internship has been made possible by the Access To Internships Scheme at the University.


Natalie Wilkins
Producing & Events Management Intern

Natalie is a third year Physical Geography student at the University of Exeter. Alongside her studies she has organised events and managed media for the University's Geography Society for two years.

The internship has been made possible by the Access To Internships Scheme at the University.


Lisa Gardiner
Marketing & Content

Lisa is Marketing & Audience Development lead for Torbay’s Great Place Scheme. Lisa runs Wonder Associates - the cultural communications agency - understanding and motivating audiences to attend more often. We create The Shorely and are working on the marketing and content for Eyeview. We welcome ideas and opportunities from media and other partners to connect residents and visitors with Eyeview in 2019.


Gillian Taylor
Press Relations

Gillian is communications and advocacy consultant for Torbay Culture. By securing media and online coverage of our Great Place Scheme and other work of Torbay Culture, her aim is to raise the profile of Torbay as a creative place to live, work and visit. By telling stories about the events and activities taking place across the Bay, she hopes to encourage all sorts of people to participate in the Eyeview programme.