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Pop Up Projects is a community interest company, and our mission is to engage children and families, schools and communities through books, stories, and the people who make them. We are passionate about ensuring children from all walks of life access the magic of children’s books, and about giving children and families the tools to make their own stories. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we reinvest any money we make back into our projects.

On 25 January 2016 we have celebrated our 5th birthday!

 

 

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Angel Dahouk

 

Angel has ten years’ experience in arts fundraising, beginning at the Poetry Society through to her current role at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. She also writes poetry reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.

Angel Dahouk

Development Manager, ICA

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Alexandra Beidas

 

Prior to joining the board of Pop Up, Alex was a school governor on the board of Malmesbury Primary School in Tower Hamlets

Alexandra Beidas

Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP

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Daniel Arnold

 

Managing Director, European Head of Index Development, Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank

Daniel Arnold

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

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Doug Wallace

International Rights Manager, AUC Press

Doug is currently in Cairo, establishing a new literary festival and working with Arabic Literature in translation. He has worked in publishing for many years, including a stint at the British Council as a Literature Adviser.

Doug Wallace

Chairman of the Board

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Dylan Calder

 

Founder and Director of Pop Up Projects CIC

Dylan Calder

Director, Pop Up Projects CIC

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Kathy MacLean

 

Kathy is also a lecturer at Goldsmiths University. She previously worked for Wandsworth Children’s Services as Head of the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service.

Kathy MacLean

Freelance Education Consultant

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Sarwat Chadda

 

Sarwat writes fantasy books for children & young people and is fascinated by myths and legends from all over the world. He is best known for his Ash Mistry series.

Sarwat Chadda

Author

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Dylan Calder

Dylan@pop-up.org.uk

Dylan has worked with 100’s of schools, arts and cultural organisations developing projects that get kids reading, writing and making stories. For two years he managed the StarLit festival in Hoxton Square, before founding Pop Up Projects in 2010.

Dylan Calder

Executive Director

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Franziska Liebig

Franziska@pop-up.org.uk

Fran has an MA in Cultural Studies from Freiburg University, Germany, and Trent University, Canada. Before joining Pop Up she worked as a Youth Mobility Program Assistant at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. She started at Pop Up as Admin Coordinator in 2012.

Franziska Liebig

Company Manager

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Saul Argent

Saul@pop-up.org.uk

Saul was an English teacher in such far-flung places as China, Tanzania, Japan, Kenya and The Wirral before joining Pop Up. He has a degree in social anthropology and is doing a part-time MA in education. He is passionate about learning, reads copiously, and knows an unexpected amount about monkeys.

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Education Manager

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Geoff Westby

Geoff@pop-up.org.uk

Geoff was a Production Controller in children’s books publishers, incl. Random House, Hachette & Macmillan, as well as worked within Arts Council England. He writes and produces his own short films, podcasts and articles and also devised, produced and presented live programmes for East London Radio.

Geoff Westby

Education Administrator

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Andre-Omari John

Andre@pop-up.org.uk

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Digital Intern

Jessica Hudsley

Jessica@pop-up.org.uk

Jessica is a freelance production manager who works passionately on arts festivals, children’s literacy events and live music shows.

Jessica Hudsley

Pop Up Festival Production Manager

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