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Ellen Thorpe - director and general manager

Ellen Thorpe – Director and General Manager

It’s Ellen’s job to make sure everything comes together smoothly here at Blaize.

Ellen has many years’ experience with responsibility for programming all Blaize work including the ArtERY rural touring scheme in East Yorkshire which she founded at the invitation of the Arts Council of England, Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

She also programmes Cine North ‘local’ and is a trustee of Ilkley Literature Festival.

She is a very busy woman, organising, seeking funding, commissioning work, and making lots of coffee and tea for everyone.

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