We are delighted to welcome Nicky Crabb to the Little Green Pig family. Nicky will be taking up her appointment as Director in February when our founder director Ella Burns moves on.
“I have long admired the brilliant work of Little Green Pig and am very excited to lead the organisation into the next decade. Giving a voice to those who traditionally go unheard has been at the centre of my work for over twenty years. I have seen first-hand the power of children and young people being given the chance to express themselves through writing and performance and I look forward to giving a voice to young people across Brighton and Sussex.”
Nicky comes to Little Green Pig with over twenty years of experience working with marginalised and disadvantaged young people and the arts. She is currently Head of Producing with England’s leading spoken word organisation Apples and Snakes, and for five years has developed the SPINE festival, working in libraries across 17 London boroughs to bring the arts to new audiences. She works as a consultant and evaluator with creative and cultural learning organisation Culture Shift, and has previously worked with The Story Museum, Dada-South (working with deaf and disabled artists), the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as a Creative Agent with Creative Partnerships managing projects with schools across Sussex. Nicky started out as an English teacher focused on inspiring young people through literature, and sits on the board of Lewes Live Literature.
“We are thrilled that Nicky is bringing her energy, creativity, and wealth of skills and experience to Little Green Pig. Ella has built up the vision and developed the organisation for over ten years to a place where we bring the joy of working with words to over 850 young people a year, not just across Brighton & Hove, but now in Eastbourne and Worthing too. We are thrilled to welcome Nicky to help us write our next chapter, and are very excited to see where the story takes us next.”
Pete Lawson, Little Green Pig Chair of Trustees