The Ropewalk (Barton) is a registered charity. Charity No. 1194056.
We currently have 5 trustees.
Neil is a Director of CERT CIC, and has been helping social enterprises to start and thrive for over 25 years. Neil writes for the Bartonian and presents programmes on the community radio station, Barton FM, and is a Hull City season ticket holder.
Trevor's first book was a study of advertising in women's magazines. More recently he published 'A Stegosaurus is for Life and other animal poems' so you'll see that his interests are varied, to say the least. In between writing he has managed to do some teaching, run some conferences and keep his garden sort of under control. He performs irregularly at the Ropewalk as one of 'Three Voices'.
Cheryl has been a volunteer at the the Ropewalk since 2007. She is a keen supporter and consumer of creative arts, having been involved with the running of comedy clubs, creative writing groups and music festivals for the past 20 years. She regularly attends theatre in Hull where she works and wider afield. Visitors to the Ropewalk will often see her behind the ticket desk, the bar or the craft gallery counter. She is a director of a legal firm and has been involved with many organisations from setting up an out of school kids club and school governor when her son was small to being a board member of the largest social housing provider in North Lincolnshire, a national marine conservation charity and a number of regional arts event charities. She has recently learned to Scuba dive and enjoys anything water related from swimming to identifying and recording sightings of seabirds and cetaceans. She was born in South Ferriby and despite her thirst for travel, now lives as far away as Winterton.
Originally studied Fine Art at Humberside University in the 1990s, Victoria is a freelance consultant with over 20 years experience of working in the arts sector, and currently completing her PhD at the University of Hull.
From jugs, bowls, mugs, teapots and ornaments, there are some great ideas for gifts beautifully created by local artists.