Frank Wilson - Director
Frank Wilson has 20 years experience as a creator, curator and producer of large scale public events.
As the founder/director of the Stockton International Riverside Festival (established in 1988), Frank has developed a superb network of contacts with performers and creative producers specialising in outdoor and site specific work. Beginning in 1992 when he worked as a programmer on the government sponsored European Arts Festival, he has also undertaken a number of high profile commissions and projects as curator and creative producer. Since the end of 1999 these have been delivered through his company Event International.
In 2005 Frank was the creative force behind “Cresting the Waves” the Eve of Parade of Sail event for the Newcastle Gateshead visit of the Tall Ships Race. This single event attracted an audience estimated at between 150,000 – 250,000 people and won high praise from the public and media alike. In 2006 Frank organised the Mapping the Streets international Street Arts Conference and his company produced the Welcome Event for the World Culture Summit.
Frank is currently chair of the U.K Independent Street Arts Network, and a founder member of the Without Walls and Meridians outdoor performance consortia.
Tel. 0191 276 9911
Ian Bone - Associate Producer
Ian Bone has in excess of twenty years experience of working on large scale projects throughout the county. He has been involved at management level on projects such as Glasgow’s year as European City of Culture, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and running major venues at the Edinburgh Festival. In the recent past Ian has also worked on Newcastle’s New Year Celebrations (including the Millennium), The International Festival of the Rivers and the Sea, Stockton International Riverside Festival and the International Mapping the Streets Conference. The vast majority of the projects which Ian has been involved in delivering have been in partnership with local authorities and city councils both in Scotland and England. This experience means that Ian is actually aware of the issues and challenges faced by these organisations and as a result is able to work in a manner that minimises potential problems.
Tel. 07787 106 252