Meet The Team

The Concerts team is made up of the Music Programme producer, Creative Marketing & Communications Lead, six interns from the University and our Concerts and Marketing Officers are recruited through the CAADS Scheme, learning crucial skills during their placements.

Nick Potter
Music Programme Producer

Nick’s background is in the creative sector in Sheffield – encompassing venue management, music, Public Engagement and more. Originally moving to Sheffield in 2009 to study History at the University, Nick spent his spare time getting involved in student-run music events, and never looked back.

After an internship at The Faculty of Arts & Humanities on the In The City festival, Nick went on to do an MA in Public Humanities, later working for the City & Cultural Engagement Office. He briefly moved away from the University to run The Abbeydale Picture House, a 350 seater Grade 2 listed Art-Nouveau cinema and event space. In 2019, prior to taking on his current role, he worked on Sensoria Festival and Algomech Festival alongside freelance positions. In his spare time he is heavily involved in Sheffield’s grassroots music community and co-hosts a regular contemporary experimental radio show on Sheffield Live.

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Sally Hodgson
Creative Marketing & Communications Lead (Freelance)

Sally works across audience development, marketing, distribution and project management. With her strong background in marketing, press and publicity she has successfully promoted live music, theatre, comedy, dance and film at a range of venues including Nottingham Playhouse and Lakeside Arts at the University of Nottingham.

Sally also works within the independent film sector and has run regional marketing campaigns for films including the BAFTA-winning I, Daniel Blake and Moonlight, winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards. She also distributes independent feature documentary films, working with cinema venues across the UK, bringing on board various partners and sponsors to run grassroots marketing activities.

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Benjamin Jackson – Concerts Officer

Benjamin is currently studying MA Composition at the University of Sheffield and is a Sheffield Music Hub accredited music teacher.

He has worked at Opera North as an event assistant and surtitlist as well as managing an award-winning ensemble at the University of Leeds, and has a keen interest in both performing and composing new music.

He is excited to be part of the concerts team this year, as the challenges of such an unusual time present exciting opportunities to keep live music going.

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Concerts Assistants

These posts are now vacant until the next season starts in Autumn 2020.