People Trustees Sarah Broughton Chair My creative life began first as a devourer of my parents' bookshelves, then as an artist with a particular passion for photography. After completing two years of a degree in performance art, photography and video in Sheffield, I began to create mixed media work occasionally exhibiting and selling while I made my living in a variety of ways – as a life model, window cleaner, photocopying assistant etc. I also began to write, bit by bit – pieces of prose – most of it hopeless, but fortunately fragmentary and therefore mercifully short. I formed a company, Forget About It Film & TV, with two friends – Suzanne Phillips, an award winning director and Val Croft, a highly experienced producer. The company's first production was a four part BBC radio drama series, It's A Small World written by me. The second commission was for a sixty-minute documentary for BBC 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Kathleen Ferrier, An Ordinary Diva (soon to be shown at the Bath Festival of Music as part of their Ferrier celebrations this year). Commissions for documentaries on Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf and Val Doonican followed. We also developed feature films including one I had written, about the Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun, I'm in Training, Don't Kiss Me. I began to publish articles – profiles mainly – about women writers and artists and the business of writing for various publications: New Welsh Review, Mslexia, Western Mail and the Big Issue. I also finished a part-time MA in Writing at Hallam University in Sheffield. In 2008, Parthian published my first novel, Other Useful Numbers, which has been very favourably reviewed, and in 2009 an audio book read by Cerys Matthews was launched. Since then I have earned my living largely by working as a free-lance television researcher (mainly for Griff Rhys Jones' company, Modern Television) and briefly by teaching unenthusiastic undergraduates in Cheltenham. I am also completing an MPhil in Writing at the University of Glamorgan – belatedly catching up on my rather patchy education. And I'm writing my second book... Anna Cook Anna joined the Living Pictures Board in 2015 and has been a terrific asset for the charity ever since. Bringing her considerable expertise in the financial side of things to bear. She has many years in accounting, is Treasury Manager at Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd in Bridgend and is a fully qualified CCAB accountant. Her background is in the housing sector, where she has worked for the last 28 years and specialises in development scheme appraisal. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Down to Earth project. She lives near Swansea with her husband and two hairy ugly babies (dogs), Mollie & Winnie. Natalie Jones I was born in 1976 in Birmingham to Windrush generation parents from Jamaica. My mother met and married a Welshman who decided to move us back to his home in Wales. So, we relocated to Pwllheli in North Wales when I was 9 years old. By the time we moved, I had two younger sisters. Dad worked as a gardener and mum stayed at home for us. We were raised in a council flat right next to the beach. When I was 18, mum had another baby girl who was often mistaken for my daughter; and, after I left home mum had her fifth child, a boy. I worked in Woolworth’s part-time for 8 years from the age of 14 and worked in other local shops at the same time. After passing my driving test, I secured a post with an Estate Agent where I promoted to Senior Negotiator, and then I moved on to Holiday Home sales. During this time, I took part in the Welsh documentary ‘Cymru Ddu (Black Wales)’ and I spoke on BBC Wales radio with Hywel Jones about my experiences and played a game for 4 weeks to do with local house prices. After marrying Ceri Jones, having two children and leaving the Sales sector, I took a job with a medical device company. This role gave me the opportunity to work with engineers, psychologists, psychiatrists and surgeons. I travelled and interviewed key leaders across the UK, Vienna, Munich, Boston, New York and Toronto. Whilst working full-time at this job, I also completed a full-time BSc in Applied Psychology. In 2017, I was made redundant along with several others and had change career again since there are no other medical device companies in my area. I then embarked on studying for an MSc in Clinical Psychology and became a volunteer with the Stroke Association. I also worked part-time with The Queen’s Hall Charity in Narberth and Teaching Personnel as a supply LSA and teacher. After being sent to see a consultant, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, I had completed my MSc before having surgery and treatment. I then decided to slow down and took a part-time job as a Learning and Engagement Mentor for secondary schools in Pembrokeshire. Whilst in this role, I was able to deliver a finance course and present Black History workshops to several children and I realised that I really enjoyed teaching. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I started working with Race Council Cymru and, I am about to start training as a secondary school Welsh teacher. Siȃn Mile At heart, I’m a theatre enthusiast and so was thrilled to join Living Pictures as a trustee several years ago. I bring with me a variety of experience: teaching English Literature and Women’s Studies in the US, working for an MP in the House of Commons and then an AM in the Senedd, and most recently, working at Sherman Theatre on Sherman 5, a project designed to break down barriers and provide opportunities for people to get involved in theatre. I’m now an Associate Lecturer teaching an arts and humanities module for The Open University (and loving it). It’s wonderful to be a part of Living Pictures and the wonderful work that it does in not only creating wonderful theatre, but also championing social inclusion and nurturing the environment. It’s a many-splendored thing! Rowan Whittington I have been working in digital product and technology for the last 5 years, and before that was working/volunteering/wedded to various arts and educational charities. I spend my days thinking about what people might need, how we can get it to them in a digital form and how we can deliver it! My family has links to the arts and sustainable projects (including the family home!) so, Living Pictures feels like an extension of that family vibe for both myself and my actively involved younger brother.