Chris Bridgman

Events & Exhibitions Coordinator

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Chris has had a chequered past in various areas of the cultural sphere.

Apart from Upland, he currently works part-time as Development Producer for Cumbria Arts & Culture Network, creating training and networking opportunities.

He was previously Artistic Director of Kirkgate Arts & Heritage, programming the Kirkgate Arts & Community Centre in Cockermouth; and managing Arts Out West, the rural touring scheme for West Cumbria; and he currently sits on the Board of the National Rural Touring Forum.

Other previous work includes Creative Producer for Lancaster LitFest; Director of North West Playwrights (script-writer development agency) for many years; and leading the creation of the Northern Actors’ Centre. He has also worked as an actor, director and radio journalist/producer.

Chris currently chairs the organising committee of the Cockermouth Live! festival. He enjoys singing with a local community choir, and dabbling in other creative activities when time allows.

Contact Chris on [email protected]