Team

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.

  • Rosie Cross

    Co-Director

    Rosie is the longest-standing member of the Highlights team, bringing the office a huge amount of knowledge about rural touring, as well as delicious home-grown goodies from her allotment in Bowes, County Durham!

     

  • Kate Lynch

    Co-Director

    Kate joined the Highlights team in 2018, having been a promoter in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria for several years. She is loving getting to know the world of rural touring and is getting much braver about driving along country lanes in the dark …

  • Esther Hingle

    Northumberland Outreach Officer

    Based in Newcastle, Esther looks after our Northumberland venues and promoters and brings her love of theatre, dance, jazz and world music to the scheme.

  • Kate Halsall

    Creative Engagement Officer

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

  • Heather Askew

    Administrator

    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 Kaunz

    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!