The Team

This project has been brought to life by the vision and commitment of our board of directors and our fantastically committed volunteers. They have worked tirelessly since 2013 to bring this facility to life in Wellington.

Volunteers

Our lifeblood

Obviously the project would be nothing without our fabulous hard working volunteers, who give their time free to ensure everything operates efficiently. Should you wish to become a volunteer click here.

Did you know?

There was a spitfire in WW2 named ‘Clifton Cinemas’

The Chairman of the group of Clifton Cinemas, was Sir Sidney Swift. Just after the Second World War broke out he organised a collection through the Clifton Cinema group circuit to raise money for the building of a Spitfire. £5,000 was collected and the plane duly built and handed over to the R.A.F., proudly bearing the name “Clifton Cinemas”
The “Clifton Cinemas” Spitfire was handed over to the RAF in 1940. It was lost on the 17th January 1943 whilst being piloted by Flg Off Michael John Glover, when it crashed into the sea immediately after attacking a ship five miles NW of Le Havre.

The Board

The Board of Directors currently has 5 members:

Bill Graham

Chair

Bill gained 15 years’ experience working at a senior level for both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House, as well as in London’s West End. Entering into the conference and events industry, he worked on in high profile projects including business seminars, rock concerts, party political conferences, Eurovision and the Royal Tournament. A former Technical Director of the ICC, NIA and the Symphony Hall in Birmingham he had involvement in the design, installation and commissioning of all three venues. He was latterly part of the NEC Group’s special international consultancy, advising on public venue projects across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Ray Hughes
Finance

Ray is the Society’s finance director. He retired from HMRC in 2013 working across the whole raft of taxes covering both individuals and corporates (large and small) where he built up a high level of knowledge on legislation and statutory interpretation that cuts across to other financial and legal matters the Society will encounter.

Fay Easton

Fay has worked in town centre regeneration across the county since 2001. She is a local social entrepreneur operating the Little Business Company in Market Square in Wellington Town Centre and one of the Lead Adopters at Wellington Station. Fay was elected to the Board at the AGM on 28th April 2017 and brings entrepreneurial experience and contacts as the Society endeavours to expand its activities.

Lee Dargue

Lee has wide-ranging experience in projects for public campaigns. Professionally his background includes social psychology, teaching and training, occupational health and environmental management. Lee is actively works to improve mental health services and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues supporting changes in the law in these areas. Lee is active in coaching and mentoring young people and champions the importance of arts and culture centres in the general well-being of a community.

Fiona Hunter

Fiona has 60 years’ experience in television and theatre arts and joined the Clifton Board at its outset. Training in all classic forms of dance especially ballet she was involved in the London dance and theatre scene for many years. First working at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, she joined BBC television production services. Moving overseas for three years Fiona was employed as a Television Studio Floor Manager. Now teaching LAMDA* syllabus examinations and an Equity Theatre Director she works as a freelance locally and further afield.
*London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

Hours of Operation

Our hours of operation will be announced nearer to opening, but we expect to be open from morning to evening 7 days a week. 

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