Project Management

Field Day Arts

Sue Stewart co-established Field Day Arts CIC (community interest company) in 2010 with the aim of providing exciting arts event and activities in south west rural Northamptonshire. The company ran two festivals, Braunston Festival in 2010 and Daventry Arts Festival in 2011, the latter in partnership with local businesses, which attracted audiences of 2,500 and 33,000 respectively. Daventry Arts Festival was supported by many funders including Legacy Trust UK as part of Igniting Ambition, a Cultural Olympiad programme in the East Midlands. Both festivals are continuing with the support of local businesses and voluntary groups/individuals.

Get London Reading

Co-ordination of a programme of free author events across the capital to celebrate the biennial campaign Get London Reading in 2008. This work was commissioned by Booktrust and involved 22 author events with national and international authors, the provision of support materials for host library venues, and liaison with authors, publishers, libraries and the Barbican Centre. More ...

A Book for Every Londoner

Co-ordination of a programme of free author events across the capital to celebrate World Book Day and the biennial Get London Reading campaign in 2006. This work was commissioned by London Libraries Development Agency and involved 17 author events with national and international authors, the provision of support materials for host library venues, and liaison with authors, publishers and libraries. More ...

Positive Activities for Young People

The government’s 2003-06 multi-million pound programme of activity aimed at young people at risk of offending. The work, undertaken on behalf of The Reading Agency, involved supporting libraries in the bidding process for this scheme, advocacy for libraries at national and regional level, provision of guidance and support, including briefing packs, national seminar etc, and liaison with Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England, Government Offices and Regional Agencies. More ...

Splash Extra

This work involved the management of The Reading Agency’s national libraries reader development programme for the government’s programme of diversionary summer activities for those at risk of offending. The resulting programme of multi-media reader development activity run by libraries was praised by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for "opening people’s minds to libraries’ potential role in helping to address social policy problems". More ...

World Book Day Online Festivals

Project management of the World Book Day Online Festival 2003 and 2004, on behalf of The Reading Agency, World Book Day and Festival partners. This was a pioneering Festival delivered over the Internet, and promoted via the UK Public Library Service. Festival events featured live webcasts, purpose-made films and web chats with authors including JK Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Wilson, Meera Syal and Benjamin Zephaniah. More ...