Jessica was, until March 2018, the Regional Tribunal Judge for Social Entitlement Chamber in Scotland, managing a judicial team hearing approximately 20,000 Social Security and Criminal Injuries Compensation appeals every year and she continues to sit as a part-time tribunal judge. She also sits as a non- executive member of the Advisory Body of Social Security Scotland and is the Independent Observer for QC appointments in Scotland. She gained a BA (Joint Honours) in History and Sociology at Stirling University and an LLB degree at Edinburgh University before working as a solicitor in Edinburgh, then as a lecturer in Law at Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities. She is a former Board member of Theatre Objektiv and Playwrights Studio, and a Board member of Scottish Opera and NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events).
Finance Manager who has worked in the charity sector for the past six years. Flora has a strong interest in her adopted city of Glasgow and the heritage of its built environment. She currently serves on the management committee of New Glasgow Society which raises awareness and campaigns around local issues in the urban realm. Flora is a qualified accountant and her aim is to support the development of financial acumen in the arts, culture & heritage sector.
Period Costume Designer for TV and Film, Graham has been involved with the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall for over 20 years since Judith Bowers set up The Friends of The Britannia Panopticon in 1997. His work gives him connections to many performers and Arts Practitioners some of whom have visited and enjoyed the unique atmosphere of the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. As a volunteer he has been closely involved in the building over the years organising Summer re-creations of Music Hall. He has also been involved with the yearly Doors Open Days events putting on displays of period Costume from his own collection.
Dr Paul Maloney
Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. After working as an opera director with Scottish Opera and other British opera companies, Paul became interested in the history of entertainment and popular culture, and has researched, taught and written extensively on Scottish popular theatre, music hall, variety and pantomime. He undertook his PhD research at Glasgow University on the Britannia, which formed the basis of his book The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall and Cosmopolitan Entertainment Culture (2016). He is also the author of Scotland and the Music Hall, 1850-1914 (2003).
Ailsa is Chief Officer at The Pyramid at Anderston, a community owned and led hub established in 2018. She’s leading the capital redevelopment of the iconic listed building to ensure it serves the community for years to come as well as establishing projects to support community wealth building and local economic development. She headed The Pyramid’s COVID response work, which has supported hundreds of people during the pandemic. With a background in education, broadcasting, social enterprise, arts, media and heritage, she has worked with communities all over Scotland. She has also been part of a UK wide campaign to extend family bereavement support and benefits.
Freelance General Manager and Producer for theatre. Anne has had the pleasure of working with Dundee Rep Theatre, The Traverse, Unigram Theatrical, Cork Opera House and the major producing and presenting theatres across Scotland. With over 27 years of working in theatre Anne has had various roles and freelance contracts, from Box Office Management to Sales and Marketing to General Manager, in major organisations across the UK including the RSC, Festival City Theatres (now Capital Theatres), Music and Lyrics, Wales Millennium Centre and Aberdeen Performing Arts. Anne is thrilled to be able to participate in the journey to preserve the Panopticon.
Head of Communications at the National Theatre of Scotland, having worked for the organisation for 14 years. She has worked in theatre in the UK over the last 29 years as a publicist, promoter and producer in theatre and for participatory arts projects. She has previously worked as a freelance PR consultant, as a press officer for the other National Theatre, as the co-director of the Red Room, an award-winning new writing theatre company in London and as one of the directors of Room for Revue, a women’s community theatre co-operative in Manchester.
Fiona is a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, a conservation-accredited architect at advanced level and sometime author and historian. She has twice been elected President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and has been a member of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland. She is the author of Scotstyle – 150 Years of Scottish Architecture; co-editor of its successor publication Scotstyle 2016; co-author of the RIAS Architectural Guide to North Clyde Estuary, and the Penguin Buildings of Scotland volumes Argyll and Bute and Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. Fiona serves on the Kilallan Kirk Preservation Trust, the Alexander Thomson Society, and as a Director of the Formakin Estate Garden Company. She has worked on the care and repair of a range of historic buildings, including scheduled ancient monuments, churches, country houses, estate cottages, tenements, designed landscapes, two synagogues, four fountains, a railway works, medieval town house and a malt whisky distillery. She is passionate about traditional building materials and the teaching of craft skills, and frequently collaborates with design-led architectural practices who do not have conservation accreditation in-house.
Chartered Structural Engineer for over 25 years. Steve is Technical Director of Conservation for Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers, David Narro Associates. He has a special interest in the conservation, adaptation and re-use of existing buildings and structures and is an active member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and was a SPAB Lethaby Scholar in 2005. Steve is a Conservation Accredited Engineer and sits on its accreditation governing panel. His work includes complex structural appraisals of buildings as diverse as St Paul’s Cathedral in London and the brutalist classic Netherdale Stand at Gala Fairydean Rovers, Galashiels. Theatre refurbishments include The King’s Theatre in Glasgow, St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, The Picture House in Campbeltown and Dunoon Burgh Hall.