Desima-Jayne Connolly, Arts Service Development Manager
Since early 2017, Desima oversees and implements the on-going strategic and operational development of both Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady and Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, including programming, marketing/publicity and good governance, and also manages the community arts engagement service.
Desima has a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and postgraduate qualifications in both Fine Arts (MFA) and Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies. Before joining former Limavady Borough Council in July 2010 when she assumed management of the new Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre , overseeing its development and evolution, Desima had worked in various cultural roles for over fourteen years, including positions within other local government arts/museum and heritage units, arts organisations and voluntary community groups, developing a strong passion for visual arts and community arts engagement.
Desima is based at Flowerfield Arts Centre and you can email her at Desima.Connolly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or call her on Tel: 028 7083 1400.
Esther Alleyne, Arts + Cultural Facilities Officer
Esther was Arts Business Development Manager at Loaf Pottery in Crawfordsburn and has worked with various regional and international organisations including Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company for 6 years as well as Young at Art, Gary Rowntree Dance and LUXe.
Esther has a first class honours degree in Dance and Masters in International Business and has worked as a professional dance artist for 10 years. Currently on the board of Echo Echo, she continues to maintain her own practice and has been awarded several grants and SIAP awards to support her professional development.
As Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer, Esther manages and programmes our activities and events as well as the day to day operational management of the venue, including managing most of the centre's operational team.
You can contact Esther by email: Esther.Alleyne@rvacc.co.uk or call her on Tel: 02877760650.
Amy Donaghey, Arts Marketing + Engagement Officer
Amy joined the team in April 2022 and is responsible for marketing and engagement at both Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart and Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady.
Amy has an MSc in International Events and Festival Management and has over 12 years’ experience as a marketing and events professional in the arts, hospitality and retail sectors.
Amy has worked across the UK with different arts festivals and not for profit organisations and also in the private sector with industry leading companies.
If you're a local business, community organisation or school and are interested in what creative engagement opportunities there are at each venue, or interested in developing a partnership initiative, have a chat with Amy.
Amy is based primarily at Flowerfield Arts Centre and you can contact her by Tel: 02870831400 or by email: Amy.Donaghey@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk
Billy Coyles, Operations Officer
Billy oversees the maintenance and security of the Centre and makes sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis. He also supervises our corporate and community hire bookings, ensuring our visitors are happy with our service and provides technical support for our many exhibitions. You can contact Billy on email@example.com or call him on 02877760650.
Shona Kerr, Duty Officer/Housekeeper
Shona is our Casual Duty Officer for both Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre and Flowerfield Arts Centre, overseeing events and making sure everything runs smoothly.
Shona is also one of our valued part-time Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and community events.
Currently filling in for our technician on secondment, Daryl Harkin, Gerry manages all the technical equipment in the Centre including sound and lighting requirements for theatre and music events, and is one of our Acting Duty Officers too.
Contact Gerry via email Gerald.Craig@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or call him on 028 7776 0650.
Sharon Colhoun, Administration Assistant
As Administration Assistant, Sharon assists the Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer and other colleagues with our core administration including finance and marketing requirements. In addition she handles all bookings and administration for our venue hire clients and their catering needs. Sharon shares her duties with Carolyn Faith on a job-share basis.
If you would like to hire our venue or book a room you can contact Sharon via firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 02877760650.
Carolyn Faith, Administration Assistant
Sharing her role with Sharon on a job-share basis, Carolyn assists the Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer and other colleagues with our core administration including finance and marketing requirements. In addition she handles all bookings and administration for our venue hire clients and their catering needs.
You can contact Carolyn via email: email@example.com or Tel: 02877760650
Maureen McVeigh, Housekeeper
Maureen is also one of our valued part-time Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and community events.