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Who We Are


Serena Garde, Centre Manager

Serena has been the Centre Manager since the end of 2020. She is your first point of contact for enquiries and bookings.

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Susie Andrews, Communication & Marketing


Becks Brooks, Events Manager

Vivien Barr

Vivien Barr, Chair of the Trustees

For over 30 years Vivien has been a member of The Arts Society Painswick (formerly PADFAS), which meets in The Painswick Centre most months. She was elected a Trustee in 2018 and Chair of the Trustees in 2019, and can often be seen attending Wick-Flix screenings or helping out at the Fish & Chips nights.

Allyson Davis

Allyson Davis, Trustee

Allyson moved to Painswick in 1974, but before that she spent some years in South Africa at secondary school and then as a secretary. When her children were younger she was part of both the Playgroup and The Croft School parent committees. Later Ally trained as a nurse and is now a Senior Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Allyson became a Trustee a few years ago and sits on the Resources & Maintenance sub-group, and is also one of the Wick-Flix Steering Group members.


Judie Hill, Trustee

Before becoming a Trustee in 2012, Judie was Chair of Art Couture Painswick (ACP), who staged five incredible annual festivals in the village, as well as opening a gallery in The Painswick Centre. ACP was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018. Judie moved to Painswick in 2008 from Hong Kong, where she had been Head of Mathematics and then Assistant Principal in a school. Judie sits on the Business Development and Fundraising sub-groups.

Martyn Smith

Martyn Smith, Trustee

Martyn moved to Painswick in 2001, and has worked largely in Finance throughout his career, sixteen years of which were with Dyson. He volunteered to become a Trustee when the Centre was looking for someone with finance experience. Martyn sits on the Resources & Maintenance and Fundraising sub-groups, and is using his experience to help the Centre develop financial sustainability in the long term.

Dawn Tyson

Dawn Tyson, Trustee

When she moved to Painswick in 2012 from a tiny rural community in Scotland, Dawn became just as involved in The Painswick Centre as she had been at her old village hall. She quickly went from willing friend and volunteer to minutes secretary and then Trustee, via a brief period as Centre Manager. Dawn sits on the Resources & Maintenance sub-group and is also part of the Wick-Flix steering group.