Meet Span Volunteers

Bertie Malpas – Volunteer Stage Manager 

A photograph of Bertie speaking into a microphone

I have been involved in entertainment since aged 12 when l ad libed in a school operetta and got a laugh. As a trumpeter l have always loved the stage but never minded not earning much. I cut my teeth as a stage manager at Glastonbury where l was trained by the legendary Timmy Wobble while comparing for Lost Vagueness. It’s not about the money, it’s the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd. All aspects of running a show are rewarding, be it cloakroom, box office steward and all the other cogs that turn to put on a show. lt’s grrrreat !”

Hannah Gray – Volunteer Box Office and Marketing

Growing up locally I have always been aware of the great work Span Arts do, providing the local communities of Pembrokeshire with unique and exciting events and helping to make the arts more accessible within the county. After graduating from University last year and moving back home I was interested to see if there was any way in which I could help. The whole process of signing up to volunteer was simple and the staff at Span Arts have been so helpful and welcoming, providing me with valuable training and skills. I am currently volunteering as a Box Office Assistant, selling tickets to the public for upcoming events. The skills I have learned here at Span Arts have enabled me to become more confident in my own ability as well as to feel as if I am giving back to the local community. With the help of  these newfound skills, I have recently been successful in gaining a job working at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I cannot thank the team here at Span Arts enough for all their help and support and urge anyone considering volunteering here to do so! It really is a great place to expand your skill set whilst doing something extremely worthwhile for your local community!”

More volunteers to come – watch this space!