Born in Dublin. A graduate of the Guildford School of Acting & Dance (Musical Theatre), Surrey, Trinity Laban (MSc Dance Science, Hons) London, and trained with Monika Pagneux in Paris. Cinzia worked as an actor, dancer and movement director before founding European Players in London, a small English speaking theatre company that toured to Italy and France. Over the years the profile and purpose of the company has changed, reflecting Cinzia’s developing interest in creating site-specific performance, following a period of working with the London International Festival of Theatre in the mid-1990s.
On moving to North East England, and a short period with Arts Council North East, managing the Year of the Artist programme in 2000, European Players became November Club and its permanent base Northumberland. Cinzia is November Club’s artistic director and an adviser on interpretation at National Trust’s Wallington, contributing to the ongoing training of staff at the property on storytelling.
Becky West has spent her career working in the classical music industry. Whilst working for the Association of British Orchestras, Becky discovered that her real passion was for the learning and participation work that orchestras undertook. She then moved to work at Junior Trinity College of Music as their Administrator and Concerts Manager. Managing a busy, growing Saturday School for talented young musicians provided plenty of challenges but was also very rewarding; she experienced first hand how young people can grow and develop through engagement with music. As well as working for November Club, Becky is also a music teacher.=
Sarah has worked in the arts and cultural sector for over 18 years. She has vast experience in arts development in the public sector, having worked in Local Authorities and as a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England. For the past eight years Sarah has worked as a freelance project manager and producer. In that time she has been involved with a range of exciting and ambitious projects with professional dancers, choreographers and community performers, to develop site specific experiences in various locations in the region and nationally. Sarah’s experience also includes the managing and development of arts award and education projects, social and urban regeneration projects and the devising and development of community programmes, festivals and events. Sarah has a real passion to produce arts experiences for and by young people and their families and is very interested in developing this strand of work for November Club.
Imogen Cloët is an award winning designer and visual artist based in Newcastle. Imogen has worked nationally and internationally in site specific installation, theatre and film. Her work is based on intensive research, immersing herself in the many stories a site will contain to create detailed multi layered pieces that surprise and intrigue.
In the last decade Imogen has created a body of work that responds directly to North East Heritage spaces. She has undertaken artist’s commissions for Belsay Hall creating ‘The Recollection Rooms’ with poet Jacob Polley, at Segadunum, Lindisfarne Castle, the Tyneside Cinema and ‘Illumine’ part of LUX at Cragside. As an associate artist of November Club she has collaborated on a series of works for Seaton Delaval Hall, Wallington Hall, The Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle and a large scale project at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.
Katie Doherty is an award winning singer - songwriter whose material is highly influenced by Folk and traditional music. Her versatility as a musician has led her to perform alongside and compose with artists as varied as Nitin Sawhney, Kathryn Tickell and Howard Goodall.
As Musical Director and composer for theatre Katie has worked under the direction of Samuel West in the RSC production of As You Like It.
Katie has composed music, songs and designed soundscapes for most of November Club’s productions for the past eight years, alongside this she has written songs and music for five highly acclaimed shows for under 6's and their families at Northern Stage and more recently for The Fall, written by Lilia Rubin and directed by Jane Arnfield; a play which has recently opened off Broadway after winning the Encore programme award at The New York Fringe Festival. Katie performs regularly as part of the German-based, British Folk band, Broom Bezzums.
Kathryn is the newest member to join November Club, having worked in Arts Marketing for over 11 years at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books. Kathryn has worked on countless projects including exhibition launches, VIP visits and events and redevelopment projects. A chartered marketer and native to the North East Kathryn has worked on a number of campaigns regionally and nationally and has experience in broadcast media and PR, digital engagement and audience development. Prior to Seven Stories, Kathryn worked at St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth, promoting the amazing work they do for families and adults across the North East. Kathryn has a real passion for the arts and cultural sector and regularly attends events, attractions and landmarks across the North East with her young family, who love nothing more than being out and about exploring.