Paint drumming with Southampton Music Hub at the Southampton Mela, run by Art Asia

Southampton Cultural Education Partnership (SCEP) is overseen by the Co-Chairs and Steering Group, with members representing education, children-focused services and culture. Collectively they bring significant experience and insight into addressing how our cultural education offer can serve the needs and aspirations of Southampton’s Children and Young People. They also have oversight of Connecting Culture, a pilot research impact project.

SCEP Chair

Kath Page is Manager of Southampton and Isle of Wight Music Hubs and Senior Education Manager at Southampton City Council having worked extensively in various education settings since 1997.  Southampton Music Hub is a growing partnership of local, regional and national organisations, working together to build an inspiring and inclusive programme of music making that reflects the cultural diversity of our city.

Steering Group

  • Kath Page (Chair)
  • Louise Coysh (SCEP Interim Lead Organisation) Arts at University of Southampton (UoS) and Connecting Culture
  • Matt Brombley, Southampton Music Hub
  • Hannah Buckingham, Artist/Facilitator, Youth Voice representative
  • Hayden Collins, Youth Participation, Childrens Services, SCC
  • Lynne Dick, John Hansard Gallery, UoS
  • Sam Fulling, Saints Foundation
  • Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde, Lead Researcher, Connecting Culture and Civic University Lead and Senior Engagement Fellow, UoS
  • Karen Grove, Early Years and Childcare Service ATM, Southampton City Council (SCC)
  • Anne Hendon John, Polygon School, Southampton Cooperative Learning Trust 
  • Emma Kerrigan-Draper, Mount Pleasant Junior School 
  • Jill Lueddeke, Coordinator, Southampton Education Forum (SEF)
  • Liza Morgan, Culture Services – Learning, Southampton City Council (SCC)
  • Jason Murphy, Stronger Communities, SCC 
  • Tim Nelson, Head of Services, Young Peoples Services, Southampton City Council (SCC)
  • Jo Russel, Mayflower Theatre
  • Matt Salvage, SoCoMusic Project 
  • Sophie Wallace Cook, Theatre Maker/Facilitator, Youth Voice representative
  • Matt West, Artfulscribe, RSA Evidence Champion, Southampton 2025 Literature Sub-group 
  • Stuart Woods, Upper Shirley High School, Southampton Education Forum, Southampton 2025 Schools and Education Sub-group
  • TBC, Solent University
  • Vacant, Health Sector 
  • Lucy Marder, Artswork (Observer)
  • Sophie Moysey, Arts Council England (Observer)

Sponsor: Robert Henderson, Executive Director Children and Learning, SCC

Communications and Marketing Working Group

This group oversees the development of the network’s communications strategy and channels, growing awareness of the SCEP with an emphasis of different audience needs, including formal and informal settings and engaging children and young people directly.

  • Liam Gifford, Theatre-maker, Teacher, Engagement
  • Jamie Harris, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Daniel Holmes, Mayflower Theatre