Our team

We have an excellent team delivering the work of NW Live Arts all of whom have a strong background in managing arts-based projects.

Caroline Heslop

Artistic Director & Founder

Caroline Heslop MMus LTCL is London based with many years’ experience as a music journalist, composer, FE lecturer and pianist. Her belief in the capacity that creativity in the arts has to improve quality of life, outlook and self-esteem is central to the ethos of the work of NW Live Arts. She is committed to seeing NW Live Arts establish itself as an important cultural hub bringing communities and talented musicians closer together.

Sophie Ransby

General Manager

Sophie is a musician, educator and project manager with over 17 years’ experience working in arts education. A passionate advocate for the transformative power of the arts to change lives, she is thrilled to be working with NW Live Arts alongside her role at Southbank Centre as Creative Learning Manager for Emerging Artists.

Claire Bowdler

Marketing Manager

Claire is a freelance arts marketing and audience development specialist, passionate about widening access and increasing audiences to the arts and culture. Alongside her work with NW Live Arts, her current portfolio of clients includes Bloomsbury Festival, National Youth Ballet, King’s Lynn Festival and theatre company, Notnow Collective. She has also worked on audience development and marketing projects for Luton Culture, Independent Opera, Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Handel Opera Company amongst others.

Satoko Doi-Luck

Digital Platform Manager

Satoko graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters’ degree in Composition. She also studied harpsichord at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to joining NW Live Arts in January 2020, she has worked at Intermusica as well as interned at London Symphony Orchestra and Faber Music. Satoko is also a composer and harpsichordist.