Polly Barker

Producing, Production & Site Management

...for live outdoor events

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About Me...

I am a freelance Event Production Manager, producing Live Event Projects and overseeing the Site Management of outdoor locations and unconventional spaces. Working in the diverse realms of live events, music festivals and site-specific theatre, I lead on the overall planning, design, implementation, operation and dissolution of creative experiences. This includes budget holding, supply chain management, venue and technology overlay, collaboration with partners and stakeholders, recruitment and leadership of staff.

I believe in clear communication, attention to detail and robust organisational skills. I support and facilitate creative thinking with innovative solutions to production challenges. I am a strong, confident communicator and enjoy working with new teams from volunteers and site crews to artists, contractors, sponsors and the odd animal! I thrive on the often bizarre situations of piecing together the puzzle, whilst remaining calm, focused and always with a smile!

Covid-Secure Workplaces, Crowd Dynamics, First Aid, IOSH Certificate for Managing Safety, Safety Passport and Risk Assessment are just some of the courses I have completed.

I am never more at home than in a green (or muddy) field, a derelict warehouse or just out in the streets building a world ready for people’s enjoyment!

About My Colleagues...

I work alongside some amazingly talented and hard working people, who come on board in order to deliver certain projects.

linkedin.pngHANNAH GARDNER

Hannah is a Technical Production Manager with experience in a wide range of art forms including large scale music events, festivals, theatre, comedy, dance and site specific as well as conferences and exhibitions. She has 7 years experience in television including The Apprentice, MasterChef and Friday Night Project. Worked at the Brighton Dome & Festival for 5 years and is now Technical Manager for End of the Road Festival and The Paraorchestra. She holds AutoCAD plus IOSH & First Aid certificates.

Lauren has worked in the events industry for 15 years across a number of large-scale outdoor events. Qualified in health and safety, she manages logistics, site management, event operations and event control. Specialising in production, she spent 4 years managing events within Local Authorities, including coordinating the Lambeth Country Show, before moving to the RHS to implement all logistical and operational elements for The Chelsea Flower show, Hampton Court Palace and Chatsworth Flower Shows. Now a freelancer, work includes Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Frieze Art Fair and a number of UK music festivals.


Project Management...

  • Site Design & Feasibility
  • Budget & Procurement
  • Event Licensing & Local Authority Liaison
  • Artist & Creative Development
  • Production & Technical Scheduling

Site Management...

  • Site overlay & infrastructure management
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Crew Coordination
  • ELT Liaison
  • Vehicle & Plant Management