Pawlet Brookes FRSA

Chief Executive and Artistic Director

Pawlet Brookes FRSA CEO and Artistic Director, Serendipity Pawlet Brookes is the founder, CEO and artistic director of Serendipity. An accomplished an experienced senior manager and producer, Pawlet has been at the heart of the development of Black arts centres across the UK;  from Marketing Manager at the Nia Centre (Manchester) in the 90s to…

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Amy Grain

Administrator

Amy Grain is Serendipity’s Administrator. Amy began working with Serendipity as an Education Intern for Let’s Dance International Frontiers in 2013 after graduating from University of Leicester with a BSc degree in Psychology.

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Sam Warren

Creative Development Manager

Sam Warren is Serendipity’s Creative Development Manager. He graduated from De Montfort University in the summer of 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Music, Technology and Innovation. Sam is also coming to the conclusion of a Research Masters (Relationships between Acousmatic Music and Movement Practice). Sam is a composer and has created music for a…

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Kelly Ryan

Project Manager

Kelly is Serendipity’s Project Manager and has a BA (Hons) in Dance Performance from Middlesex University and a PGCE from Greenwich University.  She has been a Dance and Performing Arts tutor for 20 years, working with young people in East London and Leicester. Throughout her teaching she has fully engaged in work with external partners and…

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Roshni Khunti

Heritage Project Researcher

Roshni is the heritage project researcher for the Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future project. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a Master of Philosophy in Archaeology and specialised in Black, Asian and minority ethnic engagement with heritage and museums. Roshni is now looking forward to developing the Archiving the Past,…

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Courtney Beadle

Administration Assistant

Courtney Beadle is Serendipity’s Assistant Administrator. She graduated from De Montfort University in the summer of 2017 with a BA(Hons) in Arts and Festival Management and Dance. After attending Serendipity’s events and workshops during her time at university, she is now looking forward to gaining practical experience in organisation and development of performance events whilst…

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Emma Guy

Intern

Emma Guy is Serendipity’s Events Officer. After graduating with a BA Hons in Journalism and Media Communication, she is completing her MA in Investigative Journalism, sponsored by Channel 4. As a classically trained dancer, with a focus on arts and culture and has been a freelance journalist and travel writer for the past four years.…

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Samantha Kafesu

Intern

Samantha Kafesu is an intern with Serendipity through the DMU Graduate Champions Programme. . Samantha recently graduated from De Montfort University with a BA (Hons) in Arts and Festivals Management and is currently studying for a masters in Cultural Events Management. Samantha will be working with Serendipity on supporting the digitisation of Serendipity’s archive. Samantha…

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