New Faces in the London Calling Office!

If you pop into our office in Islington this March, you’ll find that some new faces have recently joined the team… This year we’ve welcomed a new Head of Finance, two new Account Managers, and a New Business Executive to the London Calling office. And to help you put faces to their names (and to embarrass them just a little bit!) we thought we’d take a moment to introduce you to Sue, Carolina, Katherine and Willow…

 

 Sue James – Finance Director

  Dance and Finance might be a bit of an odd mix but Sue loves both! She has been in finance for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience in SMEs, from Research to Expert Witnesses. One of her absolute passions is music and dance – any music, any dance form! Part time Sue teaches both DANCEmandala and Biodanza at The Place in Euston, as well as teaching meditation, voice and percussion and shaking.

What’s your favourite cultural venue in London?
“One of my most loved places is The South Bank, including a bit of Borough Market, home to amazing artisan foods and the best coffee at Monmouth Coffee.  You will often find me meandering around the market or walking along the river, jumping on and off the river buses armed with a few grandchildren!”


 

Carolina Sansom – New Business Executive

Carolina is a recent Applied Theatre graduate and the most recent member to join the New Business team. Outside of work you can find her boogying to new bands in Camden Town, catching some fringe theatre, planning her next summer adventure or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

What’s your favourite cultural venue in London?

“I love Portobello Road Market on a Saturday. If you get there early enough you get to skip the crowds of tourists and see some of the market sellers setting up their stalls. It’s amazing for finding whatever you’re in the mood for; vintage trinkets and jewellery (perfect for gifts!), old records, flowers, fresh bread, amazing cheese and in-season veggies. It’s also a great spot for a cheeky bit of day drinking, if you head slightly off the main road you can find  Acklam Village Market- they do great craft beers and I could literally sit there all afternoon listening to the live bands play.”


 

Katherine Weekes – Account Manager

Katherine graduated with a BA Hons First Class in English Language and Literature from Jesus College, University of Oxford in 2014. She is a member of our Account Management team. A literary and Bruce Springsteen fanatic, she is also curator of a vast collection of lipsticks and is planning her great novel…

What’s your favourite cultural venue in London?

One of my favourite (there are too many to pick a winner) is Shakespeare’s Globe. There is genuinely something special about standing and watching a play at the Globe (especially if the weather holds out!) and taking in all the painstaking detail Sam Wanamaker and his team used when reconstructing the theatre. I’m a huge advocate of the standing ticket initiative – it’s a fantastic way for people like myself to stay engaged with the reception and interpretation of Shakespeare in modern times!


 

Willow Costello – Account Manager

The latest addition to the Client Services team, Willow has worked for both digital media and marketing agencies, giving her a broad understanding of the industry as a whole. In addition to this she has been involved with a range of community projects, including TEDx talks, Romani Cultural and Arts Company and Radio Cardiff. Willow is passionate about inclusive arts projects and how marketing can play a key role in their scope and development.

What’s your favourite cultural venue in London?

“A maze of underground tunnels and recycled decor, The Vaults really is an arts platform for performers and musicians from all walks. I’ve seen some of the best (and bravest!) comedy and experimental theatre pieces here and this dark and urban space is surprisingly cosy. Even if you haven’t got time to see a show, it’s always worth a trip through the graffiti covered tunnels and a quick pint to soak up the atmosphere.”