This page contains details of the current executive membership, including areas of advice for affiliates’ reference. Many of those on the Executive Committee boast a range of professional associates in the arts world; a number of whom can be drawn upon to act in an advisory capacity. Nationally, Kingston Arts maintains links with Arts Council England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Musicians’ Union, the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a wide variety of South West London arts organisations.
President – The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Chair - Aine Lark
Qualified Drama Teacher
Theatre Director and Acting Coach
Chair of National Drama
Kingston’s first Advanced Skills Teacher of Drama
Secretary - Gia Borg Darcy
Kingston Arts Membership Officer & Secretary
Poet & Singer/ Song-writer
Experienced in Bands Management (Phantomatics (Brazil), CaligulaUK, Madoxx, Muttleymusic)
Founder and Choral Director of Angelpop Choir
Popular Music and Music Business Management BA
RBK Arts Manager - Kathryn Woodvine
New arts initiatives and programming
Marketing and publicity
RBK Councillor - Sheila Griffin
Advocate of the Arts
Member organisation - William Summers
Creator and Director of Loki Music, local specialists in early music performance and education [www.lokimusic.co.uk]
Teaches at Morley Adult Education College; works at the Centre for Academic Support and Employability at Kingston University
Sings in the choir of All Saints’ church, Kingston Marketplace
Researches 18th century music at Kingston University, with Historic Royal Palaces and elsewhere.
Member organisation - Liz Harrington
One of the founder members of the Art community KAOS (Kingston Artists Open Studios)
Member organisation - Richard Swift
Committee Member – Kingston Orpheus Choir
Volunteer – Rose Theatre
Member organisation- Alessandra Reali
Alessandra Reali co-founder and director of the Italian British Association, a women’s association that promotes Italian art, culture and language in England.
Individual Member - Stephanie Miller
Freelance Performing Arts Practitioner,
Working throughout Surrey and greater London for companies such as Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Helen O’Grady Drama and as a LAMDA tutor.
Creator and joint founder of Casey Millers Performers Holiday Workshops
Individual Member - Michael Borg Darcy
Individual Member - Henry Collie
Henry graduated from the University of West London/London College of Music with a Ba in Acting for Stage and Media. Henry is a professional actor and musician, with recent credits including “Fiction” with Dissent Ensemble, and session guitar work for L.B.T. Records. His writing work includes a novella titled “Advocating Satan”, Schizothemia’s production “Bás”, a radio play called “Sovreign Duty”, and several published short stories and poetry, and an article in DRAMA magazine.