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CLARE BARHAM

Chair

Clare moved back to her roots in Cranborne Chase in 2011 and retired in 2014 after a career in education, including developing national education policy. She is now enjoying addressing her own, woefully poor, Arts education, including through holidays spent browsing galleries and various creative activities. She also enjoys volunteering in several capacities in Tisbury, including as Chair of Governors of the local primary school. Clare was elected Chair of the Society in April 2021

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NICK ERRINGTON

Vice Chair & Volunteers

Nick has lived in Tisbury for nearly seven years, is a local Parish Councillor, and co-ordinates our volunteers.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and is currently Air Product Manager for a Tour Operator based in Surrey.  Nick loves history and the Arts and has a passion for travel which he likes to combine with an interest in food and wine. He also enjoys the countryside which he likes to explore through walking.  He is a member of the Tisbury Footpath Club and the Beckford Society.

As well as supporting Clare as our Vice Chair Nick co-ordinates a superb team of volunteers who help keep the Society running. 

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SUE DRAKE

Secretary

Sue has lived in Tisbury since 1985. She runs Hare Lodge Bed & Breakfast.  Her background is in qualitative market research, working world wide on consumer behaviour in the retail sector.  Sue is a member of two local book clubs, enjoys rambling and entertaining, and has a keen interest in the arts. She is often to be found in the shepherd’s hut in her garden, developing her skills in pottery – a current passion.

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CAROLINE WILSON

Membership Secretary

Caroline has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps, the latter having been the Inaugural Chair of the Potteries Branch, starting as the Inaugural Committee Secretary for Nadder Valley. Caroline moved to Wiltshire five years ago as a private chef with a passion for provenance, local produce and foraging.  She combines her love of food with a love of travel, and lives surrounded by artworks that she has gathered on her journeys around the world. She has taken over the Membership Secretary role for Jules and is always available for a coffee and a chat.

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BRIDGET DRUMMOND

Treasurer & Audio Visual

Bridget lived in Tisbury since 2010 before recently moving to Gutch Common.  She has had a varied career in project management and technology, in industries as diverse as investment banking, interior design and film.  Bridget’s loves the visual arts, reading and travel (she’s the proud owner of a caravan converted from a bus). She also enjoys gardening and cooking although since moving house, she’s mainly in her new workshop, renovating furniture she has collected over the years.

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CLAIRE WITHAM

Programme Secretary

Claire lives in Tisbury, retiring here after a 33 year career in teaching, 18 of which was as a head teacher.  She has always been interested in many aspects of the arts and in particular Sculpture, abstract art, Picasso and Degas, particularly  his ballerinas for their wonderful sense of movement.

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WANNIE JONES

w/o Portfolio

Wannie was newly elected to the committee in April 2021 and has lived in Tisbury for three years.  Having enjoyed the lectures these past years and with a life long interest in the Arts she is keen to see the Society flourish and meet like minded people locally.

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JOHN GRINSTEAD

w/o Portfolio

John has lived in Tisbury for three years and was elected to the committee in April 2021.  Knowing what he likes without knowing an awful lot about art, he joined the Arts Society Nadder Valley as a great way of learning more about the Arts whilst meeting a new set of people from the local area.

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DEBBIE COCKREAN

Ex Officio - Young Arts

Debbie took on the role of Young Arts Representative towards the end of 2019. Having retired from the education world she is now a part-time manager of one of Wiltshire’s mobile libraries. She is also
Chair of Trustees for the charity Home-Start South Wiltshire.  Her spare time is usually enjoyed with family, walking, gardening or exploring all the different Arts!

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JULES GARNER RUDMAN

Ex Officio - Visits & Holidays

Jules was part of the team setting up the Arts Society Nadder Valley as the inaugural membership secretary. Jules now works with Sean Moran organising the Society's outings and holidays. Jules also manages the Hindon Village Shop.

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SEAN MORAN FRSA

Ex Officio - Visits & Holidays

Sean helped to launch the Nadder Valley branch of the Arts Society in December of 2017 and served as the Inaugural Chair of the Society until April 2021.   After a career in banking and consulting, Sean moved to Tisbury in 2014 where he is involved in a number of local community and charitable organisations.  He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and serves on their Finance and Charity Committees. He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a London Blue Badge Guide (a retirement hobby).  Sean loves travel, history, and exploring all that the Arts has to offer.