We dream-up, create and produce bold and brave live events. We interrupt daily life, reimagine and revive public spaces, and put audiences and togetherness at the heart of everything we do.
Our work is accessible, inclusive and boundary pushing. It’s always memorable, often large-scale and outdoors. We create epic, imaginative spaces, fly giant dragons and grow magical pop-up gardens.
Trigger’s vision is brought to life by diverse teams of cross-disciplinary artists, academics and creatives and aims to shine a spotlight on the creativity of local communities.
We use our platform to showcase new, emerging, inspiring talent. When we are handed the microphone, we use it to highlight issues that are important to us all, even if they are difficult to navigate.
Trigger is for everyone, and everyone is invited.
Trigger is a registered charity
Charity No: 1194328
“Trigger’s work makes audiences think, connect with one another & care about the planet we inhabit.”Skinder Hundal MBE – Director of Arts, British Council
We are mentors, educators, and creative sounding boards. We support up-and-coming creatives and visionary minds through placements, internships, traineeships and volunteering opportunities.
We make ideas come to life, whether they’re our own, other artists’ or a combination of both. We initiate ideas in response to major issues, frustrations and divisions of our time. We are not bound by form, shape or medium.
We partner with academic institutions to offer students and alumni new creative experiences. We also consult on new talent development programmes. If you are a potential Higher Education partner and are looking to establish placements, trainees, post-graduate students on a live working production, please get in touch – we’d love to talk.
Angie is an artist and director specialising in visual & participative events. Angie recently directed a mass participation performance for Manchester International Festival. She is the winner of the Creative Producer Arts Foundation Award. She is on the board for Theatre Royal Plymouth and London Area Council, Arts Council England.
Natalie is the Executive Director of Trigger. Natalie has produced for Paines Plough, Coney and nabokov, and has led projects for the Imperial War Museum, National Trust, Chester Zoo and Museum of London. Natalie is a member of the South West Area Council of Arts Council England and is on the Board of the Independent Theatre Council.
Becca is a producer who specialises in performance in public space and creative technology. She has produced for Kaleider, Inside Out Dorset, The Eden Project/14-18NOW and South West Creative Technology Network amongst others. She was Programmer for Dartington Live working with companies such as Darkfield, Onteroerend Goed & Fuel. Working for Activate she strategically developed the Theatre sector in Dorset.
Hatty is an arts marketer with experience in visual arts and live performing arts events in indoor and outdoor spaces. She spent several years with arts and performance festival The Performance Arcade in Wellington, New Zealand. Since returning to the UK Hatty has worked with Affordable Art Fair, Bristol-based commercial gallery Livingstone St Ives and Activate Performing Arts.
With a unique merge of logic and creativity, Natalie thrives in process, bringing new perspectives to financial management and business operations. Natalie has worked in the creative sector for over 10 years at In Between Time, Bristol Festivals and Design West. Natalie particularly enjoys watching people grow and flourish through participation in creative practice and believes this opportunity should be open to all.
Phoebe is a Producer with a diverse portfolio spanning theatre, events, and the music industry. She played a pivotal role as Producer in creating the groundbreaking immersive music venue, One Night Records, reshaping the concert experience. As an independent producer, she's collaborated with emerging talents on regional, fringe, and off-West End stages, and consulted for Hennessy Music, elevating grassroots musicians. Her work at Riverside Studios included notable theatre and exhibitions, such as Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' and Gina Southgate's 'From Live Music.
With a background in History of Art and Curating, Alison has worked in arts administration and archival research. Before joining this year as Team Support Officer, Alison completed her MA in Curating at UWE. During her studies, Alison developed a particular interest in the myriad ways in which art forms engage with and respond to social, cultural and ecological landscapes.
Trigger operate on a 4-day week as part of the UK’s 4-day week trial.
Our operational days are Monday – Thursday.
Hannah Slimmon (Chair)
International Development Manager, Horizon Showcase
Catrin Owen (Vice Chair)
Director of Communications, Bronze Orchid Studio
Sharon Mitcheson (Treasurer)
Head of Finance & Operations at Wikimedia UK
Solicitor and Partner, VWV
Director of Strategic Projects, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Technology Entrepreneur. Co-Founder and CEO at R.I.
Director of Arts, British Council
Head of Workforce Development, One Dance UK
If you are interested in joining our team you can keep up to date with our current vacancies and opportunities here.
If you are passionate about outdoor, site-specific and contemporary performance we would love to hear from you.
If you want to help make the arts accessible to all, you can support us with a one-off, monthly or annual donation.