The Ladybird Project was formed in Leeds in 2008 by a group of young graduates asking ‘what next?’ A group of skilled individuals came together to build what is now a hugely diverse organisation.
The Ladybird Project offers bespoke children’s and cabaret areas at festivals through the summer months. We offer a range of games, activities and shows tailor made to each festival’s unique character. Many of these take place in our big red tent, which has become a landmark at many of the events we attend.
We are always looking for ways to help our volunteers develop their skills. While not on tour we run a year round Skill Share programme in Leeds. These are free to attend and open to all, offering an environment to enhance confidence as you learn.
The Ladybird Directors
I have been helping with the organisational side of the project for the last 2 years, becoming an official director October 2015. I have helped coordinate the crew for the last 2 festival tours and been heavily involved in making just about everything for the last 3 years. I help to coordinate the current Skill Share program, manage the communications and promote the organisation.
I am one of the founding members of The Ladybird Project who continues to bring blue sky ideas alongside my wealth of experience leading the Ladybird Project over most of the last decade. I have always been at the core of Ladybird and never fail to surprise and delight with new offerings.
I am well travelled, very organised, and have many years experience as project manager in wide variety of different areas. I have a very analytical mind which is great for problem solving, and being creative with new and exciting ideas. Always ready to have fun and play, and equally adept at switching back to serious when the jobs need doing, and then back to playtime to keep everyone's spirits topped up.
I have been a Ladybird for nearly 5 years now. I’ve covered many roles from teaching and performing circus, to Skill Share manager, to taking inventory (lots of inventory), demonstrating science experiments, driving hundreds of miles in a fully laden car, putting up our marquee 'Big Red' more times than I can remember and taken it down about the same amount.
My role as a director is to manage our public image.
I manage the website, create our physical marketing material and capture our events to share them online.
Where to find us
– All Hallows,24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP