- we are anyone between the ages of 7 – 25
- we come from near and far and are not restricted by where we live
- we are welcome at Haringey Shed no matter what our ability
- we have an interest in the Performing Arts
- we are respectful of others and like to get involved with our local community
- Our volunteers are the backbone of our work here at Shed. Without them, we would really struggle to exist. Their work is invaluable and we do our best to ensure that they feel at home with regular training and supervision from our Volunteer Manager, Ashling Foat
Find out more about how to volunteer and the roles
or get in touch on 020 8801 7209 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Company and Volunteer Manager
Hi my name is Ashling Foat and I am the Company and Volunteer Manager at Haringey Shed. I started as a volunteer for Children’s Theatre and Youth Theatre back in 2010 and fell in love with Haringey Shed. After finishing my degree in Drama and Theatre studies I knew it was young people I wanted to work with.
I have worked in many educational and arts organisations, both here in the UK and abroad. Now as Company and Volunteer Manager I have swapped my puppets and drama games for a clipboard and mobile phone. I consider myself very lucky to work at Haringey Shed and play part in the incredible work we do!
Company and Volunteer Manager
Hello, I’m Jessica and I am covering the Company and Volunteer Manager role whilst the wonderful Ashling is on Maternity leave.
After graduating from The University of Chester with a BA Hons in Dance, I worked for a time across Cheshire as a Dance Artist, specialising in dance and disability, youth dance plus dance in primary education. That work in different communities taught me a lot about the profoundly powerful and positive impact the arts have on people’s lives. It cemented my strong belief that the arts are for *everyone*.
Since moving to London in 2015 I have worked in various management and events roles for arts organisations/venues including Regents Park Open Air Theatre, The Place and artsdepot.
When I’m not at Shed, I also work as the Impact & Monitoring Lead and Specialist Support Worker for the trailblazing young people’s Dance and Disability Charity, icandance.
I am extraordinarily lucky to work with such inspiring, life-changing organisations – in the company of passionate team members and especially with such amazing, energetic and creative young people.
As a young man growing up, Music was always an art form that allowed me to express myself through song and melody. I believe not many people get this opportunity, which is why being a part of the team at Haringey Shed is so rewarding. Every week we get the opportunity to encourage young people to express themselves in an environment that supports development and growth. Graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance and having worked in various musical scenarios, Haringey Shed provides a platform for everyone to have a part to play in something spectacular.
Artistic Project Leader
After being a member of Haringey Shed when I was younger, it kickstarted my passion for making theatre in my local community, being a local North London girl my passion grew and grew and I later wanted to train in the arts with the focus on working with communities. I went on to train at East 15 Acting school on the Acting and Community theatre course. I have worked in projects within pupil referral units (PRU’s) focusing on the stigma attached to failure, delivering outreach projects to school. I worked with young offenders focusing on domestic crimes and using forum theatre as a tool for change, challenging perceptions and managing choices. I am always in schools engaging in the arts with the focus on improving learning. Of course, being an artistic project leader for Haringey Shed, I have a real interest in engaging children and young people helping them to be able to access the arts
Shed Moves Leader
Marlon Kameka is a passionate and talented Actor, Director, Playwright, Choreographer, Dancer and Model. Since graduating from London Metropolitan University with a Upper Second Class Honours in Performing Arts, Marlon has taken part in an extensive range of performances from stage, film, television, online, immersive and site specific work. He has also facilitated fun and engaging dance and drama workshops for children and young people all over the UK for the last nine years.
Artistic Project Leader
Hey there, I’m Nataliya! I graduated from the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010. Since my studies I have been working in the UK and abroad on various applied theatre projects with children and young people. Most recently I spent several years in Hong Kong and Sydney working in theatre companies. Prior to that I ran projects in Italy and Siberia. I am a very strong believer in the fact that Drama has the power to instill life skills in people like nothing else. The more work I do, the more I believe it. I am now settled in the UK after my travels and have been lucky enough to be offered a home at Haringey Shed. I am very much looking forward to sticking around and building the kind of strong relationships with the young people that a travelling freelancer doesn’t get the chance to develop
I attended Sylvia Young Theatre School at a very young age that kickstart my passion for acting. I then further my acting career at a part time drama school Identity Drama School. Since then I have been in various theatre productions. I started as a volunteer for Children’s Theatre and Youth Theatre in 2013 and loved Haringey Shed ever since. After finishing my degree in Theatre studies I knew it was young people I wanted to work with. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Haringey Shed and look forward to my journey ahead.
Artistic Project Leader
I trained as an actor at the Oxford School of Drama. Since then I’ve toured the country in shows like Blue Remembered Hills and Carrie’s War. I’ve also made a lot of my own work. I make interactive festival theatre with a collective called Dank Parish. I write and perform in strange surreal shows with 6FootStories. And I film very silly comedy sketches with my troupe The Oxy Morons. As well as all this I do tons with young people. I’ve worked for loads of youth theatres and all sorts of schools, colleges and youth clubs, but nothing is quite like Haringey Shed. It’s loud, inspiring, and totally unpredictable, and I’m loving my time here
Hello, I’m Jim Shepley Executive Director for the charity, a role which I cherish. Throughout my childhood and youth I was inspired by some great teachers and leaders to take part in drama, which eventually led me to drama school. The precarious vocation of acting gave me plenty of time for other interests, including volunteering and working in the charity sector, where I’ve gained over 20 years’ experience. Working for Haringey Shed I get to be part of something that inspires and provides positive experiences for so many young people
The rest of our staff team work with us providing support for the young people on our nightly activities. They are made up of a range of individuals who specialise in this field or who just have a love of working with young people. We run termly training opportunities for all our staff as we are always aiming to develop our practice
The Ambassadors are a group of our 13 – 16 year olds who have an interest in volunteering and helping others. For example our Youth Theatre members join Children’s Theatre and act as support for our younger members. For the majority they then stay on and participate as a member in their own right. This opportunity allows them to primarily have a really fun and engaging experience, but also to develop the other skills that are required for this work, such as teamwork, building confidence, enabling responsibility and being a leader. The Ambassadors also help us with our other events and act as a voice for the members of Haringey Shed. We are very proud of our Ambassadors as we watch some of their fantastic work and see them develop. This is an opportunity that could be available to any new member who has a similar interest
Our Patrons and Trustees
Haringey Shed’s Board of Trustees are:
- Barbara Rajkumar
- David Poole
- David Wilson
- Jill Evans
- Jonathan Jacob
- Mary Ogbewele
- Margot Leicester
- Michael Elwyn
- Rachelle Romeo (Lead for Safeguarding)
- Simon Heale (Chair)