Venue Business Manager – Live Events and Operations
Lucinda has worked in live music for the past 20 years. Starting as Venue Manager at Newcastle University Students Union then moving on to Birmingham Academy, Islington Academy and more recently The Forum, Kentish Town. In between venue management roles, Lucinda was Group Marketing Manager for both the Academy Music Group and MAMA & Company. Her most recent position at MAMA was as Business Development Manager where she was responsible for managing the venue marketing team, venue promoters, supporting the Operations Director overseeing nine venues as well as managing partnered events.
Events and Operations Manager
Dafydd started out as a trainee producer at Manchester International Festival and went on to work in the theatre, including at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. His enthusiasm for live events led him to join us here in 2012, quickly establishing himself as a valuable member of the team. He works closely with hirers and suppliers to make everything is in place for the wide range of events we hold, is Lucinda’s second-in-command and he is often here during events as one of our duty managers. Along with Kat and Lucinda, Daf is a main point of contact for event bookings.
Tom Watt has recently joined us from Islington Academy, where he was Technical Manager for 11 years. In his time there, he worked on shows such as Kiss, Eminem & Def Leppard. He has toured with numerous bands as well as being the drummer in Wolf People. He is the first point of contact for all things tech!
Events and Marketing Coordinator
On deciding that the events scene was the right career path for her, Kat put in the hours to learn as much as she could about organising and running events. Before joining our team in this role in 2014, she had shown her enthusiasm and potential by volunteering at events in the venue whenever she could. Now part of Islington Assembly Hall’s full-time team, Kat is a first point of contact for hire enquiries and bookings along with Daf, looks after marketing queries and can also be seen making sure everything runs smoothly on the night as one of our duty managers.
Bars & Duty Manager
Bobby has run various bars, pubs and venues in and around Islington over the past 14 years. His love of live music and events saw him join the team in 2013 to duty manage the majority of shows and other events as they happen. With experience in venue management, live music, events and bars, Bobby has since been promoted and now manages a pool of 30 staff at the venue.
Alex left her native northeast England for the bright lights of London as a teenager. She has a wealth of experience working in nightclubs and shows, including on high-profile events such as Cannes Film Festival. Alex is a main point of contact for general enquiries and she takes care of some of the important behind-the-scenes and administrative duties that keep things in the venue running smoothly.
Assistant Bars & Duty Manager
After moving to London to study Music Management at university, Sam has been working in bars and venues in for the past five years. He joined us from The Garage in Highbury & Islington where he has worked for the last three years, working his way up from a cloakroom and box office assistant to Assistant Bars Manager.
He shares a keen interest in live music along with the rest of the team and will be at most events as one of our Duty Managers.