Sally ReaySally joined Creative Lives in January 2020 as the new Development Officer for the South West. Sally has been working in Bristol as an event and project manager specialising in the arts and community development for the last fifteen years. During this time she was International Project Manager for Luke Jerram’s touring street piano project Play Me, I’m Yours, Founder and Director of Bristol Creatives, a network for visual and applied artists, and Event Manager for a number of celebratory parades and festivals for community arts group Phoenix52.

Originally from South London, Sally has been living in the West Country since 1995 when she won a start-up grant from the Prince’s Trust to set up in business as a silversmith and jewellery designer maker, working to commission and selling her designs at festivals and online, before eventually settling in Bristol in 2002. Sally specialises in event management and in providing mentoring and support both virtually through document toolkits and face-to-face in advice sessions and training. She is currently learning to throw pots and she loves yoga, cycling and going on road trips in her camper van.