Meet the team behind Quays Culture. We’re all passionate about bringing world-class artistic experiences to Salford Quays, combining cutting-edge technology with creative thinking!

Jennifer Taylor: Programme Producer

Jennifer leads on the artistic programme of work, working on the development of new commissions and events to animate the outdoor spaces at Salford Quays, home to MediaCityUK. Jennifer started her career working with immersive theatre specialists Punchdrunk as General Manager for 9 years, working across their national and international programme of ground-breaking work. Following her relocation from London to Manchester in 2017, she worked as a freelance event producer on ‘Waterlicht’ for Abandon Normal Devices and joined the MIF team to deliver the digital programme for MIF17 before joining the Quays Culture team later that year.

Rachel Candler: Project Manager

Rachel project manages our events, drawing on her experience as a stage and event manager in a variety of roles across genres including Theatre, Opera, Festivals and Education. Previous work with: Clean Break Theatre Company, Ian Shaw, The Royal Exchange, The Octagon, New Vic Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Rose Bruford College, Contact Theatre, Red Ladder and Opera Holland Park.

Emma Cliff: Programme Administrator

Emma comes with a wealth of experience in the commercial sector in international recruitment and contracting.  Emma works on administrative support to ensure everything runs efficiently.  A business administration graduate, Emma has spent the last 10 years working in the international recruitment market.