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Meet the Team

SeaChange Arts are a small dedicated team, based at the Drill House in Great Yarmouth. With extensive experience in Circus and Street Arts, the organisation contracts in specialist freelancers for specific project and event support.

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Joe Mackintosh

Chief Executive

Joe is Chief Executive for SeaChange Arts and Artistic Director of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

He is responsible for overall organisational development, seeking out exciting and innovative new opportunities and building new relationships for SeaChange on a local, national and international basis.

Aside from building partnerships and identifying funding opportunities to ensure the organisation’s rapid growth, Joe scours the international festival circuit to identify dynamic new companies for SeaChange and the Out There Festival to work with.

Veronica Stephens

Executive Director

Veronica  is responsible for the overall project and programme delivery for SeaChange Arts and heads up the organisation of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

Her work sees her regularly visiting festivals and partners around the UK and abroad. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth production and delivery of a diverse and dynamic programme in both Great Yarmouth and at a growing number other SeaChange organised events around the UK.

Veronica is also responsible for managing and developing Coasters, a three year project that brings world-class circus and street arts work to coastal towns across England.

She has over 18 years” experience working in the world of circus and street arts and expertise in developing strategic partnerships and audience development through working dynamically with communities.

Always one to keep busy, in her spare time she runs a voluntary community arts festival in Brighton & Hove, creates site-specific theatre as one half of InSite Arts and DJ”s music from the 50”s – 70”s at clubs around the country.


Emily Phillips

Communications & Development Manager

Emily is responsible for income-generating opportunities within existing areas of operations and events and developing the approach to new business development activity going forward.

Emily also works towards developing relationships within the local and regional businesses, including the tourism sector.

She is the first point of contact should you wish to work with the SeaChange team to produce fundraising events and activities in and around the Drill House and the borough of Great Yarmouth.

Emily also heads up all SeaChange’s marketing and communications activity, delivering strategic planning and output for projects, core programming and event activity.

She oversees the marketing of the annual Out There Festival as well as communications with partners and stakeholders.

Emily is also a proper potter. Whenever she finds the time, she’ll fire up a kiln and relaxes with some ceramic creations.

Marcin Rodwell

Marketing Coordinator

A recent graduate of the wooden chair…

Denise George

Operations Manager

Denise is responsible for the day-to-day running and performance of our office and The Drill house building.

Denise manages the admin team and together they look after the upkeep of the building, logistical and staffing issues and deliver systems and procedures, in the back office, that support the smooth running of all our events, projects and classes.

Denise is also responsible for the Drill House’s residency programme. She is the first point of contact for many of the national and international artists and companies that SeaChange work with each year and ensures a warm welcome for everyone.

Never tired of helping deliver a world class festival, Denise also likes to travel to festivals around the country, to relentlessly experience the arts in the great outdoors.

Nikolay Atanasov


Nikolay has been involved with circus organisations for many years. He looks after the Drill House maintenance-wise and can usually turn his hand to just about any situation.

Angelica Urfano

Operations and Administration Officer

Angelica, who practically lives in The Drill House, is our Operations and Admininstration Officer.

Rima Kaminskaite

House Keeper

Tim Tracey

Production Manager

Kay Rose


Helen Devlin

Finance Manager