Clore Leadership are delighted to announce two upcoming Leadership Experience sessions as part of the Tees Valley Programme, Leadership Experiences are free one-off hosted conversations aimed at leaders or aspiring leaders working in the cultural sector in the Tees Valley area.

Tees Valley Programme – Leadership Experiences, Autumn 2023

In each session cultural leaders and change-makers share their stories and experiences with interested parties. Speakers will discuss learning from both successes and challenges, giving you a window into a diverse range of leadership journeys. These are informal sessions with plenty of opportunity for discussion with speakers and peers.

Their two speakers this Autumn are local poet and director, Kirsten Luckins on Tuesday 26 September and Vici Wreford-Sinnott, Writer and Director, Little Cog on Friday 8 December 2023.

Leadership Experiences are free events that place quarterly, either online or in-person in the Tees Valley. Due to the conversational nature of the sessions they will not be recorded when online.

Don’t miss out! Sign up now to be part of the conversation.

Kirsten Luckins, Poet and Director, Tees Women Poets

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Time: 11 – 12.30pm

Location: Hippodrome, Darlington


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Kirsten Luckins is a poet, performer, and producer of community arts projects with poetry at their heart. For ten years she was producer across the North for national performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes, during which time she published two collections, and toured solo spoken word theatre shows. She is founder-director of the Tees Women Poets, a collective dedicated to changing lives and building confidence for women through poetry and performance. She is also project manager for the Rebecca Swift Foundation, managing the biennial Women poets’ Prize and setting up the UK-wide Women Poets’ Network.

Vici Wreford-Sinnott, Writer and Director, Little Cog

Date: Friday 8 December 2023

Time: 11 – 12.30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

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Vici Wreford-Sinnott is a disabled writer/director for stage and screen. She is a leading campaigner for the cultural equality in the Disability Arts Movement. Vici creates work which introduces new disabled protagonists and narratives around disabled people to challenge societal and cultural misconceptions. Her theatre work tours nationally and her short film Hen Night for the BBC was one of the first pieces of disabled women-led broadcast drama. Vici offers support to arts and cultural organisations to improve their practice of disability equality, and in 2021 received the North East Art and Culture Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.

If you have any booking enquiries regarding either of the above sessions please email