Hi! I’ve been at Metal Southend for well over a decade. Born and bred in Basildon, I left my Essex roots to study business and administration up North. I then moved to London where, thanks to my partner, I gained a passion for the Arts. After working abroad for 4 years, marriage and offspring brought me back to Essex where I was bowled over with the art and culture the region has to offer. I was intrigued by Metal and volunteered on various projects including Village Green, and shortly after became part of the permanent team. I have loved working with such a variety of artists, musicians, theatre makers, and writers – not to mention the fantastic events and festivals we have produced. I have a soft spot for the Thames to Tama project; watching the faces of the school children coming into the converted storage unit to be confronted with 4,664 self-portraits, arranged into five huge murals depicting William Adams’ travels in Japan, was priceless!
Our Team Steph Stevenson, Company Administrator, Southend (She/Her)