The Team

Green Shoes Arts is led by four Directors who are all passionate about delivering high quality community arts projects that inspire and innovate the local community. Alongside the directors, we work with a large number of project co-ordinators and facilitators that all have the same ethos for engaging local people in creative activities that have a lasting and positive impact on their lives.

Nikki Watson
Artistic Director
Miles Openshaw
Associate Director & Founder
Lauren Crowley
Associate Director & Founder
Marilia Lauria
Associate Director & Founder
Jenn Nesbitt
Interdisciplinary Arts Facilitator/Project Manager
Estelle Buckridge
Drama Facilitator
Claire Stone
Drama Facilitator
Neesha Badhan
Creative Writing Facilitator
Merlin Evans
Illustrator & Designer
Lucy Dear
Drama Facilitator
Michael Dollan
Project Manager for Creative for Life
Andre B. Verissimo
Artist & Facilitator
Natalie Green
Interdisciplinary Arts Facilitator
Roxanna Kennedy
Drama Facilitator
Jenni Halton
Interdisciplinary Arts Facilitator
Ludo Pujol
Interdisciplinary Arts Facilitator
Mark Jones
Website Consultant
Kirsty Cherrett
Project Manager for Young People’s Dance & Drama / Facilitator
Farah Diba
Arts as an Associate Artist
Bex Large
Creative Trainer and Arts Practitioner
Amanda Westbury
Visual Artist

We know that being involved with the arts as a participant or as a viewer can have a profound effect on people's lives; whether it is running a film project for young people at risk of exclusion or giving adults with learning difficulties the chance to create stories and perform in front of an audience, we know that life is made more enjoyable and rewarding when we spend time doing something creative with a group of friends, old and new.If you believe the arts are as important as we do, please consider making a small donation. We appreciate your continued support!