Lucy Hannah

"As a local resident and keen theatre goer, I am honoured to be part of the team to develop the Oval House Theatre in its new location - it’s a unique and vital asset to the area.”

Lucy Hannah set up and manages Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation www.commonwealthwriters.org Previously, Lucy worked as a BBC radio and television producer for both factual programmes and drama in the UK and internationally. She has worked for a range of international organisations on communication for development projects, in countries which include: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka. In the UK she has led a variety of radio projects for young offenders/ex-offenders and was the Arts Council's writer-in-residence at HMP Rochester. Lucy is a UK board member for the Children’s Radio Foundation. She is also a trustee of Peacebuilding UK, whose mission is to support and build local capacities for peace in the Russian Federation, and a trustee for Dialogue Productions, which brings international plays to the UK.