OUR PEOPLE

Florence Leon

The Director and co-founder of award winning theatre makers Artichoke Artgroup. Trained at La Mancha International School of Movement and Gesture in Chile. Florence worked with several highly successful theatre companies in Santiago de Chile and Barcelona. Artichoke Artgroup have won their category at Springboard Festival in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013- Brighton and Hove Youth Performing Arts Festival- as well as the ‘Green Innova­tion Award’ with Brighton & Hove City Council in 2011. She has worked with many companies including Brighton Fringe Festival with Artichoke, Feral Theatre at South Bank centre and co-Directed the Big Bite-Size Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has recently performed in South Korea and California with award winning Director Dan Shorten and Anomic Multimedia Theatre. 

She is the solo performer of 'In Transit', which won 'Second Best International Show' at Brighton Fringe 2013. She is currently performing with theatre company Periplum in 'The Bell' and other forthcoming productions.  She

Solange Leon

She is the Director and co-founder of award winning theatre makers Artichoke Artgroup. She  studied Architecture both at the EAU Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile, and in The University of Brighton. Solange is a mother, writer, singer, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, physical theatre performer, and overall, a complex mix of artistry which she enjoys integrating and blending. She is a skilled facilitator using amongst other things various languages. She is a well-established fine artist and a respected teacher, and believes strongly in creative education. Her most recent exhibitions include 'Sussex: Land, City & Sea' and a solo show 'Palatable', a study on our relationship to food, ethics and aesthetics.

 

Rhys Lovell

Director of Artichoke Theatre, composer, double bass and electric bass player, musical director and arranger for 'In Transit'. Rhys has toured and performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe. He has performed in numerous theatre and cabaret productions and has played in most styles of music including jazz, classical, pop, folk, Latin, eastern European and heavy metal. Noteable perfomances include shows with Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and The Miserable Rich. Rhys composed and muscialy directed the music for 'In Transit'.

 

William Calderbank

Will is a pianist and cellist from Devon, interested in a wide range of musical styles, from experimental electronica to Baroque classical. He co-founded the Brighton Willkommen Collective. Occasionally he plays about with rock stars but he is really at home playing music with his friends to the good people of Brighton. He has played with too many bands, on too many stages and recordings to name them here. He also records under the name Atlas Crease.

 

Oli Corrigan

Oli is an experienced guitarist from Lancashire now based in London/ Brighton. Having studied Jazz at Middlesex University London conservatoire and worked with various signed artists from labels such as mercury records and different drum and bass/ dubstep producers (UKF) Amongst his recent adventures he counts working in the studio for a certain warner brothers producer and played at venues such as Ronnie Scotts. Oli likes hats. 

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