Meet the Sea Folk Sing production team


Sea Folk Sing is an Ideas Test and SparkedEcho production, exploring North Kent’s maritime and folklore history through singing. It is generously funded by Arts Council England, The Baring Foundation, Optivo, Kent County Council and Involving Medway.

Production Team

Lucy Medhurst – Executive Producer, Ideas Test








Kevin Grist, SparkedEcho – Producer and Workshop Leader, Live Looping









Tania Holland-Williams – Artistic Director


Emily Peasgood – Composer


Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds – Workshop Leaders, Folk Music


Liz Hayward – Workshop Leader, Sound Art


Bela Emerson – Workshop Leader – Orchestral Music


Jane Pitt – Workshop Leader, Sound Art

Evaluation Team

Trish Vella Burrows – Evaluator

Rona Hodges – University of the Third Age, Area Coordinator

Helen West – University of the Third Age


Steering Group

Robyn Goldsmith – Arts Development, Medway Council
Justin Aggett – Sheppey Matters
Simon Baker – Age UK
Paivi Seppala – LV21
Jane Howard – Medway Voluntary Action
Chris White – Swale CVS
Christine Chetwood – wHoo Cares
Stephen Innis – Optivo
Chris Chedzey – Chatham Historic Dockyard
Kyra Cross –  Ideas Test