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Meet the Team
Meet the Team

Morag McLaren

Creative Director & Chair of Trustees
Morag McLaren has enjoyed a rich and varied performing career spanning Opera, West End, Physical Theatre and Improvisation. As the Creative Director of The Cooper Hall Foundation Morag has a passion for sharing her skills, connections and professional experience.
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Fay Goodridge

Associate Director & Trustee

Fay Goodridge has worked alongside Morag McLaren since the creation of The Cooper Hall Foundation. A creative small business owner for over thirty years, Fay also founded The LIST Frome…

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Torun Sæter Stavseng

Chamber Music Consultant & Trustee

Torun Sæter Stavseng is a Norwegian cellist with diverse musical interests active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and teacher. In 2010 she was awarded the Swedish Royal Academy…

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Terry Baldwin and Will Davies

Lighting and Sound Technicians
With extensive local theatre experience working on a variety of performance the technicians offer invaluable support for events and managing the in-house PA, lighting and video systems. Terry is also Co-founder of Kairos, a local amateur theatre company who have presented two productions in the hall.

Darren Young

Groundsman
As well as being a local Firefighter, Darren is responsible for maintaining the grounds surrounding Cooper Hall and general site maintenance. However, his finest moment was giving Morag a fireman’s lift off stage during a Frome Festival Fundraiser when the alarm system was accidentally activated by a smoke machine, resulting in a large red engine arriving in the car park!

Karen Pike

Housekeeper
Karen looks after the cleaning of all the buildings on site and keeps everything in spotless, tip top order.

Volunteers

A trusted team of volunteers help out at all events to ensure the smooth running of access and hospitality: Kevin McCarter, Alicia Little, Lockhart Murdoch, Lizzy & David Oakley, Kate Semple, Tamsin Thomas and Gary Warsop.
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