Worcestershire based arts charity has made three new appointments to its Board of Trustees bringing 'new skills and experience to the organisation.'

Severn Arts, the charity that brought us Light Night last year, has welcomed the volunteers.

John de la Cour, Severn Arts Chair of Trustees said: “We’re an ambitious charity and we’re growing fast. Over the last two years we have expanded the work that we do and are determined to become a fully inclusive organisation, removing barriers to access and providing cultural experiences for all.

"We are delighted with our new appointments, Emma Whittle, Owen Harper and Charlie Shiels, and enormously grateful to all three for taking on this voluntary role.”

All three have expressed their genuine enthusiasm at joining the Severn Arts board.

Emma said: “I’m looking forward to supporting the Severn Arts team in their commitment to creating exciting and inspiring cultural experiences that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the county’s people and places.”

Charlie said: “I look forward to supporting the charity’s ambitious and exciting plans. It’s a real privilege and an opportunity for me to give something back to the community in which I live.”

Owen said: “I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to represent the community of artists in Worcestershire as a Severn Arts trustee. I see opportunity for change and trust me; change is in the air.”

As well as being the lead for Worcestershire’s Music Education Hub Severn Arts is responsible for delivering outdoor Festivals programme in showcasing new international and national work Worcester, funded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport, and arts development on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.

Music lessons for adults and children are available online alongside training and support for artists and teachers and resources and opportunities to encourage and inspire people to be creative.

For more information see www.severnarts.org.uk