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

Southampton Cultural Education Partnership (SCEP) is overseen by the Chair 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

Matt Brombley is Development and Inclusion Manager at Southampton and IOW Music Hubs, as well as Associate Lecturer in Popular and Digital Music at Solent University. As part of this work he leads the South West Coastal Music Hub’s Youth Voice Network, chairs the South West Music Hubs EDI Working Group, and is a member of Young Southampton. He’s also an electronic musician and producer.

Lynne Dick is Head of Programme (Engagement and Learning) at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton and is committed to inclusion, diversity and community engagement in and through the arts. She was an artist and artist-educator for many years and has worked across the arts and heritage sectors in the region. 

Kristianne Drake is autistic and non-binary; their pronouns are they/them. They are the founder and Director of In Focus Education and Development CIC, which is a small non funded organisation that works with young people who are not in full time education, employment or training, or who are amongst our most at risk and vulnerable. They started their creative career as a lens-based artist, exhibiting work nationally and internationally. Kristianne is an advocate for autism acceptance and understanding and writes a blog called Awkward Demographic about their personal autism journey.

Louise Govier is Chief Executive of the charity Artswork, which empowers young people through creativity. Based in Southampton, the organisation works with partners across the South to break through barriers and develop new ways for people to discover the success, empowerment and sheer joy that the arts and creativity can bring to classrooms, communities and careers. Louise has worked in Higher Education and for a broad range of cultural organisations from The Art Fund and the National Gallery to the National Trust.

Patrick O’Sullivan is Head of Creative Learning at Mayflower and Mast Mayflower Studios. Originally from Tramore, Co. Waterford in Ireland, he has been working in theatre education in the UK since 2004. He has previously worked as a performing arts lecturer, as Education and Outreach Manager and Associate Director at Queens Theatre in Hornchurch, and as Head of Creative Learning at Mousetrap Theatre Projects (now Go Live) in London’s West End.

Rosanna Sloan is General Manager of The Arts Development Company and founder of Unexpected Places. At Unexpected Places, Rosanna spearheaded many projects including growing the organisation’s Light UP youth theatre to 400 students and establishing Little Lights creative and sensory play classes for under 3s. Rosanna has held roles across the fields of funding, marketing, administration and development at organisations including The Barbican Centre, The Point, The Spark Arts for Children, Frequency Festival, Hat Fair and Theatre Royal Winchester. 

Steering group meetings will also be attended by:

  • Louise Coysh (Observer for our fund hold), Director of Turner Sims Transition and Associate Director (Arts and Culture), University of Southampton
  • Sam Cairns, SCEP Manager
  • Two colleagues from local schools

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