Skippers

Marcia Mackey

Marcia is an Arts Barge Director and takes care of the core project development work, fund-raising and finance administration. Her background is in social care and she’s keen to promote social inclusion within the project. She’s also an amateur bass player.

Christian Topman

Christian is the Musical Director of The Arts Barge Project. He  works as a bass player and teacher both privately and in York schools. Christian works across a spectrum of styles and genres, developing and delivering intergenerational community music workshops and performances.

Hannah West

Hannah is an Arts Barge Director, an Art Therapist and a landscape painter. Her clinical background is in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and freelance Art Therapy in Primary and Secondary Schools. She is particularly interested in how arts help people, communities and societies. Hannah is currently developing an Arts Barge Arts Therapies service.

Jane Veysey

Jane (centre) is the Arts Barge Events Production Manager. Jane is interested in theatre for social benefit and will develop the community theatre aspect of Arts Barge.  She has also worked in theatres as stage manager, Head of Drama in Secondary Education and Head of English in a Pupil Referral Unit.