The Highlights team is based in a small office in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, nestling alongside the River Eden, a dance studio, and the walled beer garden of the King’s Head pub.

  • Kate Lynch


    Kate joined the Highlights team in 2018, having been a promoter in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria for several years. Kate is passionate about playing her part in bringing the arts to rural communities.

  • Kate Halsall

    Creative Engagement Officer

    Kate splits her time between Cliburn, Cumbria and Newcastle, working with artists, venues and schools on our Creative Engagement programme. Kate is also a professional musician and teacher, performing, promoting and recording all sorts of new music.

  • Heather Askew

    General Manager

    Heather joined Highlights in 2018, commuting from Keswick, Cumbria. Her brilliant organisational skills, eye for detail and love of a spreadsheet means she keeps us all in line.

  • Matt Corns

    Communications Officer

    Matt lives in Dentdale, Cumbria with his young family where he has just become a Highlights promoter, and also runs the Dentdale Music and Beer Festival. His love of photography keeps the Highlights brand looking fresh!