Our People

Caroline Heslop

Founder and Artistic Director

Caroline is a London based composer, pianist and teacher.


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.

Henrietta Hill


Henri is professional viola player, founder member of the Alkyona Quartet and Jumis Ensemble and former Junior Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her skills as an improviser alongside playing regular repertoire and her experience as a teacher have made  her a strong advocate for cross genre programming and re imagining the classical concert experience.

Jason Shenai

Chair of Trustees and Directors

Jason is a London based photographer and amateur violinist.  


He is founder and managing director of photographic agency Millennium Images Ltd, and is  pleased to bring his management and artistic experience to bear on the development of NW Live Arts.

Sarah Monk


Sarah was born into music. Her father, Christopher Monk, restored the Renaissance instrument the serpent from obscurity and Sarah has had a long and successful career in arts marketing and production.


Currently she produces the podcast series Materially Speaking – where artists and artisans tell their stories through the materials they choose. 

Jane Bedwell

Trustee (Treasurer)

Jane read Music at Oxford University, plays the bassoon with several amateur orchestras and is founder and director of her accountancy firm.


In this capacity she works with a range of orchestras, musicians and artistic projects and with several charities engaged in health, social and international development work.