These people can link you up with our team
Sophia Bolton - Festival Organiser Sophia is passionate about wellbeing, environment, climate, social justice and ocean literacy. A Geography/Geology graduate, she is currently studying for her Masters in Environmental Management, working towards a level 5 qualification in social media marketing, and - when she’s not telling you to like, follow and subscribe - she can be found in the dance studio. Busy person!
Zoe Hardy - Press Officer
A student, a writer and a well-being advocate, Zoe is passionate about mental health, social justice, inclusivity, and climate change. Studying for a BA in English, Zoe is a very busy person, but can usually be found in one of three places: protesting climate change, meditating, or with her nose in a book - a typical English student with a passion for all things life.
Ian Rowlands ~ Director
Ian is director of Siren but also of Incredible Oceans, a not-for-profit organisation based in Aldeburgh that creates festivals, events, education and training around the science and art of communicating about 'life below water'. He’s a former journalist, a wildlife and wilderness tour guide, writer, environment and well-being advocate, and podcaster with Beneath the Stream.
Gina Gow ~ Creative & Engagement Gina is Creative Manager of Siren, based in Aldeburgh. Responsible for large-scale events, set design and large public art installations, she also heads up our volunteer team and coordinates Siren's community outreach plans. A very experienced PADI diver, she has a particular interest in plastics, sustainability issues and climate change.
In no particular order, here are some of the people who launched this initiative:
Incredible Oceans are a locally-based national not-for-profit organisation lending their resources and support to this initiative. Based in Aldeburgh, it is a social enterprise run by a core team and a ton of volunteers. They work with creative and community organisations, scientists, campaigners and broadcast media using using art and science to highlight the problems, showcase the solutions and communicate about how our oceans are vital for us and all life on Earth. Visit their website
Registered address: South Warren, Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PY, UK