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Meet The Team

Porl Cooper

Porl has worked for 28 years in varying capacities in subsidised repertory arts venues, commercial theatre and on large scale events.

As well as being the Programmer for the Enable US Festival, he is currently engaged as Associate Producer at Harrogate Theatre (programming and supporting their Associate Artists), as well as Producer at BE Festival in Birmingham. He worked with the team at Slung Low in Leeds for 5 years, firmly establishing their base and venue ‘the HUB’ on regional, national & international touring routes. He was also previously Artistic Associate at Cast, Doncaster.

Toby Oliver

Toby has more than 20 years’​ experience of providing marketing communications for theatre, the arts, cultural development, major events, and local government.

In addition to leading marketing and communications for the Enable US Project, his work also includes: Ed Sheeran – Made in Suffolk; London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT); Art Sheffield; Sheffield Comedy Festival; ‘The Bollywood Oscars’​ (IIFA – International Indian Film Academy Awards); 2012 Olympic Torch Relay™; World Snooker Championship; Music in the Round; Tour de France™ Grande Depart 2014; Oceans of Hope Sailing Sclerosis; Saint Stephen’s Festival of Arts & Faith.

Toby has served on the boards of BML (Book Music & Lyrics), Colchester Gay Switchboard, CAM (Chair), and Danceworks UK.