The Highlights team is based in an office in Penrith in Cumbria, sharing space with Bluejam, an innovative community music and arts organisation.

  • 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.

  • Kath Wood

    General Manager

    Kath joined the team in September 2022 following a change of career. She has previously worked in charities and voluntary sector organisations within Cumbria and has been attending and enjoying Highlights events for over 20 years.

  • Dawn Foster

    Admin Assistant

    Dawn joined the team in April 2023 after taking a year out to complete a Masters in Environment, Health and Wellbeing. She is also a musician and performs regularly in Cumbria.
  • Kate Halsall

    Creative Engagement Officer

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

  • Susan Coffer

    Rural Touring Dance Initiative Coordinator

    Susan joined the team in January 2023. She has worked in arts management for over 35 years and still gets excited by seeing the impact performers can have on an audience.

  • Linnhe Harrison

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Linnhe works with the artists, venues and promoters in her role as Communications Officer, in addition to managing the marketing for Highlights. She comes from a background in animation and graphic design and joined the team in 2022.