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Communication & Community Engagement Officer

Juliet Brain

Juliet began her working career as a ‘Saturday Girl’ in ¬†International Stores and then Russell and Bromleys, whilst a member of her local youth theatre where she made many life-long friends before going off to Drama School to pursue a career in Theatre. Her love of working with, and mentoring young people led to an equally well-travelled career in Youth Arts working in project management and delivering local, regional and national projects including the Arts Award as the South East Regional Manager for the National Youth Arts Agency ‘Artswork’, and as Education Officer for Salisbury Playhouse. Locally, she worked as a co-Director with Ruth L Jones to set-up and deliver The Unit in 2008, a pop-up project based in Endless Street run by young people – for young people, and has been editing the Laverstock & Ford Parish Newsletter (on and off for over fifteen years). Juliet was briefly (but proudly) a lecturer in the Arts, has written and delivered training programmes for the Arts and young creatives, including “Making It Work’ with the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership for young adults finding it hard to keep going in the Creative Industries. She has been an active member of several PTA’s and is a supporter of ¬†locally-based Multitude of Voyces and the Cherubim Music Trust, for whom she was an Administrator. She began working for Laverstock & Ford Parish Council in June 2022 and thinks that familiarising herself with the processes and responsibilities of ground level local government from Dog Poo Bins to Pubic Open Space Management may be her biggest challenge yet. As an ex-resident of the Parish, Juliet enjoys working with residents and community groups to enhance the offer and attraction of such a diverse and large Parish and is happy to talk to individuals and groups about any ideas they have or challenges they face in trying to get these up and running, helping to connect the dots between people and parish.

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