Meet Mirador

Mirador is a company which celebrates and is inspired by people discovering how magical it is when arts, heritage and culture merge.

Based in Lancashire, we are a highly experienced team that blends its expertise and know how to originate, research, develop and deliver fascinating and rewarding heritage projects that matter to communities.

We are guided by some basic principles and approaches:

• To be original, fun and imaginative
• To deliver great heritage, art and cultural projects
• To create programmes that excite, entice and enthrall
• To work with people to help them create a legacy

Our starting point is helping connect people, in a rewarding, tangible and enjoyable way, with their location, heritage and history creating a rich celebration of people’s memories, their cultural traditions and communities. We’re inspired by the hidden heritage of the North and the people who live there: their history, ideas, passions and interests.

Carolyn Primett

Carolyn has a particular interest in the role artists can play in ‘place-making’. She has worked on award-winning schemes including the TERN project on Morecambe seafront and the international design competition for Blackpool’s promenade with the acclaimed ‘Comedy Carpet’. She has led Blackpool Council’s Arts Service for the past eight years. Her expertise is in managing and curating artists, project management, fundraising, and business planning.

George Harris

George works as a creative & arts consultant and is inspired by the challenge of conceiving, developing and delivering imaginative solutions to creative, artistic, heritage and cultural opportunities. He currently works across several platforms and specializes in producing small, medium and large scale inspirational creative projects. Some of his recent projects include: Lancashire Witches 400; Phoenix from the Ashes; My Dad Made Cars, The Gorton 100, Light Up Lancaster and Lancashire Encounter. Previously he was Executive Director at Lanternhouse International and Chief Executive at Horse + Bamboo Theatre.

Louise Bryning

Louise is passionate about promoting arts and heritage through events which are accessible, really capture the imagination and are fun. She has more than 20 years experience as a newspaper journalist and was Press and Marketing Officer for The Dukes in Lancaster for 8 years. She now works as a freelance journalist and media consultant. She is on the committee of the Friends of Lancaster City Museum and is a Freewoman of the City of Lancaster.

Katy Bateson

Katy is a freelance Marketer and has recently worked for First Friday’s, Lancaster Grand Theatre and Ludus Dance. She runs We Are Improv and has performed in improv festivals around the UK and Ireland.

Helen Bartosinski

Born and bred in Ulverston, Helen began her career in London working in the classical music sector. After moving into music and commercial venue management, working across HR, communications, fundraising, financial planning and business management, she returned to marketing with The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster in 2012, taking up the role of Marketing Manager. She is now a freelance Arts Marketing Consultant based in sunny Lancaster, Lancashire.

Gary Rycroft

Gary was born in Morecambe and is a partner at Joseph A Jones & Co Solicitors, Lancaster. His expertise is in charity law, mental capacity and drafting wills & trusts. He is a member of the editorial committee of PSJ (a specialist journal published by the Law Society) and often contributes to other media. He is a trustee of the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) & vice-chair of Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre.

Susan Ashworth

Susan has worked in museums in curatorial, collections management and project management roles since 1982. Since 1987 she has worked at Senior Manager level and has recently project-managed the Museum of Lancashire refurbishment and the fundraising, acquisition and exhibition of the Silverdale Hoard – the third largest hoard of Viking silver ever found in the country. She is an Associate of the Museums Association.

Susan Riley

Susan is a journalist and former newspaper editor. She was a member of the Society of Editors for more than a decade and has been on various judging and design panels across the North West. Her long interest in Lancashire and Cumbria’s heritage, food and arts has proved invaluable as she now works as a freelance journalist and PR consultant specialising in those subjects.

Amanda Chetwynd

Amanda works at the University of Lancaster where she is a Professor of Mathematics and Provost for Student Experience, Colleges and the Library. She leads the development of student engagement and is particularly interested in creating opportunities for students to be more involved in our local community.

Caroline Hull

An art historian specialising in medieval art and architecture, Caroline worked as an academic before taking on the role of Events Co-ordinator at Lancaster Cathedral in 2005. At the Cathedral, she oversaw a wide range of arts and heritage events, including concerts, exhibitions and regular contributions to Lancaster Unlocked, our local heritage festival. Since 2014 Caroline has worked as the NW Manager for ACN UK, a large international charity that works to support suffering Christian communities around the world.

Mirador Arts

Mirador is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, charity number 1158284