ArtReach is delighted to announce that Simon Brown will be joining us from 10 April in a new role as Event and Special Projects Manager.

Simon has enjoyed a successful career in the Festivals and Events Department at Leicester City Council, where his most recent post has been as Senior Festivals and Events Officer. Amongst other work Simon has been responsible for developing the City Festival and Castle Park Festival, and has played a key role in coordination of the Riverside Festival, the Special Olympics, Diwali celebrations, Rugby World Cup cultural programme and Abbey Park Bonfire events.  He has also been Cultural Programme Coordinator for the city and in 2009 played the key role as Ceremonies Director of the Special Olympics. Simon also lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students at De Montfort University on event management practice.

With ArtReach Simon will be supporting delivery of our major festival events, as well as undertaking new strategic work and assisting clients such as MK IAC in event management planning and delivery.