Staff


Sophie Woods

Artistic Director

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I oversee the artistic direction and operation of the organisation and develop and deliver the program.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I spent my formative years producing video content for global brands and then moved in to working in design for PR agencies.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
Can be found walking or cycling through the countryside. I enjoy all things creative, social and travel.

sophie@cranleigharts.org

Bethany Cosgrove

Production Coordinator

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I coordinate events, marketing and manage our website and the box office.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I have worked as a wardrobe assistant and stage manager at Grange Park Opera and Donmar Warehouse in London. I recently graduated from the University of Surrey (Guildford School of Acting) having studied Theatre Production.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I listen to podcasts and music on my walk to work and love gardening.

bethany@cranleigharts.org

Harry Brown

Technical and Facilities Coordinator

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I coordinate all technical requirements relating to performances and hires and ensure all facilities are managed and serviced.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I lived on a canal boat for about 2 years, driving up from Shalford to Manchester.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I enjoy going to live music as often as I can. I’ve seen the rolling stones three times!

harry@cranleigharts.org

William Lees

Bookkeeper

Responsible for maintaining Cranleigh Arts accounts.

william@cranleigharts.org

Jo Edge

Volunteer and Community Coordinator

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I am the Volunteer and Community Coordinator and work two days a week looking after our wonderful volunteers.
Life pre- Cranleigh Arts
My work at Cranleigh Arts blends with my work as a restorer of antique gilt frames. I am also a furniture refinisher which I have done for over thirty years.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I enjoy the theatre, films, books, art galleries and antiques. I love to travel and have a taste for big adventures.
jo@cranleigharts.org

Clive Jones

Volunteer Coordinator & FOH Manager

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I help to manage and recruit some of our great volunteers and also act as the Front of House manager.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
Previously I worked for Terrence Conran, owned a couple of shops and a nightclub in Manchester and spent 20 years running a very large superstore in the north.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
Now that I have retired to Cranleigh I am exploring my new area along with doing other voluntary work and spending time with my lovely family.
clivej@cranleigharts.org

Jane Heathcott

Front of House/Duty Manager

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I am Front of House/Duty Manager and am in charge of the centre during some evening events and Saturdays
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I have worked in many offices: wine company, architects, retail; then a full time mother of one; retrained as a gardener and now garden for others locally.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I cycle around the village every day, swim with a local club, run occasionally, walk, love doing pottery, yoga and spending time with my daughter and cats.
jane@cranleigharts.org

Admin Support


Elizabeth Campbell

Friends Coordinator

friends@cranleigharts.org

Marilyn Runnalls

Handmade At Cranleigh

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I look after Handmade at Cranleigh organising a range of arts and crafts to sell all year round.
Life pre- Cranleigh Arts
I worked with people who had MS running art therapy classes. I was involved in the Ockley drama group and made all the costumes for the pantos etc. I was the secretary of the Dorking group of artists for 18 years.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I enjoy keeping fit by doing aqua aerobics classes and gardening. I still find time to paint and exhibit my work locally.
cranleigh@cranleigharts.org

Bernice Harris

Volunteer Secretary

Life at Cranleigh Arts
Since I came back after lockdown I have been volunteering in the office helping Sophie and Bethany.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
In my working life I was a bookkeeper, so after I first came to Cranleigh Arts as a volunteer I spent the following 5 years in that role.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
When I have time I enjoy walking and spending time with my grandchildren.
bernice@cranleigharts.org

Penny Bramsden

Social Media Support

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I support the team with running the social media channels, uploading content and striving to maximise its impact.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I have worked predominantly in marketing, most recently using my entrepreneurial skills when founding parenting website Surrey Mummy where I won awards for business use of social media.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
Family life is very busy with my three daughters and pets. In my rare spare moments I love to read, listen to podcasts and obsessively play fantasy football.
penny@cranleigharts.org

Trustees


Cranleigh Arts is a charity and company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by a Board of  Non-Executive Directors, or Trustees. The Board has a formal structure and meets every two months delegating the day to day running of the Centre to staff and volunteers. The Non-Executive Directors behave as instructed in the Articles of Association. The post of Art Centre director is voluntary and receives no remuneration.

Chairman: Bob Wild, appointed 2015, Chair from Nov 2016

Bob has spent over 40 years in banking. He has held Chief Executive and Director positions internationally and in the City of London. He is presently a Non-Executive Director on the boards of two UK banks.

While living overseas for many years including in India, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Greece, he and his wife Lynne have had a home in Cranleigh for over 25 years.

His interests include history and the arts, golf, fly-fishing, the progress or otherwise of the England rugby team and both he and Lynne are keen gardeners. In Athens he was a member of the board of governors of St Catherine’s British Embassy School.

Trustee: Gaynor Wilson

Gaynor has lived in Cranleigh for 18 years. She has always worked with her hands both as a Physiotherapist and a ceramicist. Her love of clay started in adult education and has progressed from working as a technician in a pottery to completing a BA in Ceramics from Glasgow School of Art in 2012.

She believes that hands-on skills are essential in this progressively electronic age and is keen to develop 3D work at the Centre.

Trustee: Alison Winter

Alison is Head of Drama and Theatre at Hurtwood House and has lived locally for 26 years. Her love for the arts started at an early age and she gained a degree in Drama from Exeter University as well as a postgrad from London University. She was a director of the West Kent Youth Theatre and involved in Drama as therapy for the disabled, taught in London comprehensives; directing shows and introducing theatre to children from a wide variety of social backgrounds. This led to her broadcasting career where she worked as a presenter, newsreader, producer and editor for many years before returning to teaching. She is much looking forward to her association with Cranleigh Arts Centre and being part of a thriving local arts community.

Trustee: Simon Rabinowitz

“I grew up in an ‘Arts Family’ surrounded by the world of Show Business as my father’s musical journey progressed from Radio to TV and then onto Theatre and Films. I absorbed more than I realised about the Entertainment world although mostly from a commercial point of view. As the only one who could add up I became the family ‘Drop In’ much to the disappointment of my parents. Many years later I found myself managing catering, bar, event and hospitality facilities in Theatre and Television companies. Hopefully, some of this experience will be useful at the Arts Centre.”

Trustee: Caroline Heslop

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I have been associated with the Arts centre for many years and look forward to taking on my new role as Trustee. I intend to continue to as a volunteer steward and look forward to being more involved in the future success of the centre.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I worked for many years in event management, publishing & marketing. I have organised fund-raising events for various charities including opera nights, walks, music events and tennis tournaments.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
I love music, theatre and Am Dram. I like to paint and organise pop-up galleries.I enjoy mountain biking, tennis & travel

Trustee: Jackie Sanctuary

Life at Cranleigh Arts
I volunteer as a Duty Manager, responsible for the centre whilst on duty, and also recently joined the Board of Trustees.
Life Pre-Cranleigh Arts
I worked in insurance/finance for multinationals for 35 years, retiring in 2021.
Life outside Cranleigh Arts
Cranleigh Youth Music Club volunteer, member of inaugural Cranleigh FC Women’s Team, enjoy walking, film/theatre and travel.