Stephanie Peachey

Senior Manager: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough at Festival Bridge

Steph is Festival Bridge’s Senior Manager covering Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. She’s also a community theatre director and choreographer. Steph has worked for local authorities, Arts Council England, The Sage Gateshead, Youth Music and London 2012. She enjoys connecting talented people full of ideas with skilled people who can turn those ideas into reality.


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Claire Hardy

Education and Schools Development Manager for Vivacity

Through her work as Education and Schools Development Manager at Vivacity, and as a Director of PHACE, Claire has responsibility for developing partnerships, strategy and cultural education provision within the city, to directly contribute to the growth of cultural capital for children and young people.  Claire concurrently project manages national partner education programmes, most significantly with the Natural History Museum, London.

Claire has twelve years’ experience of leading programme development in museums and galleries, covering education, events, festivals, exhibitions and commercial development, across numerous locations in the UK, including Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Cornwall.  Prior to working in the culture and heritage sector, Claire studied Art and Design History, going on to teach Art and Design at secondary and HE level.

Claire is a founding member of PHACE.

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Jonathan Latchford

Grants Fundraising Manager- Vivacity Peterborough Culture and Leisure

After completing postgraduate studies. Jonathan spent several years working in South and South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America on behalf of various international non-governmental organisations as a researcher, outreach worker, project manager and fundraiser.

He then spent just short of a decade working for the Heritage Lottery Fund in their Cambridge office and focussing his attention on developing wider public understanding of heritage in Peterborough, before being offered work as a Heritage Consultant in Peterborough where his first role was involved in the coordination of the 2014 heritage conference. This developed into a permanent contract based at Peterborough Museum project managing the redevelopment of their Tudor Cellar into a viable visitor attraction, increasing the museums’ offer for visitors and schools and fostering a permanent culture-based income stream. Jonathan has close links with academia and national museums and currently manages all grant applications on behalf of Vivacity, which operates the major cultural and sporting venues across Peterborough including libraries, the Key Theatre and Peterborough Museum.

Jonathan is a founding member of PHACE.

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Iain Simper

Peterborough Learning Partnership Manager

Iain started his teaching career (B.Ed. Hons. from the University of Hertfordshire) in Peterborough as a class teacher at Thorpe Primary School in 1998, moving to Fulbridge Academy in 2002 and working as part of the senior leadership team. In 2005 he was seconded to the local authority to lead on Able, Gifted and Talented provision as part of the Excellence in Cities programme. Subsequently, he led on Learning Innovation across Peterborough schools. In 2010, Iain took on the role of Peterborough Learning Partnership Manager working closely with a large number of schools in and around Peterborough on school improvement via developing effective and responsive CPD programmes, collaborations and links to other organisations.  During the period 2010 to 2015, Iain also worked as a regional advisor on behalf of the then DCSF via Excellence East, supporting schools across East Anglia with their able, gifted and talented provision. Now, as Chief Executive of the partnership, Iain is responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing Peterborough Learning Partnership’s vision, mission, and overall direction.  


Di Goldsmith

Artist Director at UROCK Theatre Company

Di has worked in a variety of roles in the Arts sector including: Cultural Exchange pilots -The Mighty Creatives Leicester (2011), Creative Agent for West Town School of Creativity, Peterborough National Investment for 8 teachers and 6 artists to explore creative pedagogy (2010 - 2012), Project management of Dialogue in Action: Royal Society of Arts Examples include: Neighbourhood project Peterborough and NHS falls prevention (2012), Freelance commission – Peterborough to build a bridge bringing cultural - education sectors closer in their shared ambitions for children and young people (2012 - 2014), and Associate Map Consortium London delivering creative cross sector engagement for Peterborough City Leadership Forum (2014 - 2019).

Di has also delivered Creative Schools projects across the eastern region: including Space4Dialogue, young peoples consultation, and a co-designing model for primary schools & Teachers. A current CPD delivery PEACH [LCEP] Kings Lynn. She is also a trustee of Chair Deep Roots Tall trees Corby Northants, and a board member of Indepen-dance integrated Dance Company Glasgow.

Di is a founding member of PHACE