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Jane Hytch

Jane is a founder member and CEO of Imagineer. Aside from the Festival of Imagineers, Jane has worked on numerous projects and events for Imagineer including Godiva Awakes for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and The Imagineerium Initiative. She is deeply involved in the campaign to transform The Daimler Powerhouse into a new creation centre for Coventry.

Jane's other roles include Associate Producer for The Belgrade Theatre, developing Arts Alive into a local national and international festival of innovative outdoor and site specific theatre, producer of The Mysteries in 2000, 2003 & 2006, initiating and developing The Coventry Theatre Network and founder member and Artistic Director of Worcester Arts Workshop.

Claire Maddocks
Festival Director

Claire is a co-founder and former Director of Imagineer. She now works on a freelance basis producing the Festival of Imagineers as well as acting as consultant and producer for other regional organisations.

Prior to working for Imagineer, Claire was based at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry as Programme Manager and Community Department Manager. She was founder and Director of the Arts Alive Festival, a festival of new writing and large-scale international outdoor work. During this period she was also Secretary for the Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN).

Lou Lomas
Creative Producer
Lou is associate producer of the Festival of Imagineers and is passionate about supporting the street arts and outdoor sector. As an independent producer, project manager and tour booker, Lou has worked with Appetite Stoke on The Kitchen Programme, Making More Outdoor Arts, Imagineer, Pif-Paf, The Bone Ensemble, Theatre Absolute, Talking Birds, The Fabularium and many more. She is co-producer of Coventry's Shop Front Theatre festival. Lou also worked as the Advanced Events Producer for the Coventry City of Culture bid 2021.