INK Festival 2025 will be 24th – 28th April – Save The Date!

INK Team


Chair: Anthony Mackintosh with John Bainer, Ben Elder, Rob Gildon, Julia Sowerbutts and Simon Trewin


Helen Atkinson Wood, Esther Freud and Luke Wright


Artistic Director

Julia Sowerbutts email

Associate Directors

Jane Zarins email  and James Christopher


Festival Manager

Cate Evans – email

Assistant Festival Manager

Tor Stewart – email

Festival Manager’s Support Team

Merlyn Agnew-Haycraft and Phoebe Segal

Marketing and PR

Sally Ball – email and Angela Alvarez – email


John Bainer, Merlyn Agnew-Haycraft and Phoebe Segal email


Lena Joffe

Sponsorship and Halesworth Liaison

Cate Evans and Mark Williamson email

Fund Raising Events

Cara Duffy

Technical Manager

Dave Hermon – LX Professional

Production Assistant

Ruth Lewis-Smith


Martin Smith – Origin8Photography



Heidi Gatfield – email

Independent Auditor

Peter Hennem

IT Support

Lee Cockerill – Suffolk IT Services

For all other enquiries email the team


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