Daily Life Ltd. Team
These are the people behind the day-to-day running of the company:
Bobby Baker, Artistic Director
Born 1950, Kent, United Kingdom
Bobby Baker is a woman and an artist acclaimed for producing radical work of outstanding quality across disciplines including performance, drawing and multi media.
In a career spanning four decades she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life-sized version of her family out of cake; and driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck yelling at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together.’
Baker’s touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997- 2008 premiered at the Wellcome Collection in 2009, and the accompanying book of the same name won the Mind Book of the Year 2011. Her most recent live show, Mad Gyms & Kitchens, was commissioned as part of the London 2012 Unlimited project for the Cultural Olympiad.
Baker occupies a unique professional and personal position in the worlds of both the arts and mental health. Following an AHRC Creative Fellowship at Queen Mary University, London she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2011.
Two 90 second Push Me films commissioned for the Space about live show Mad Gyms & Kitchens.
“I would go without food for a week just to get a ticket for her next show.”
Emma Cahill, Programme Manager
Emma graduated from University of Kent in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Drama and Theatre, specialising in Applied Performance. She has a strong track record of managing and facilitating live performance and workshops in both traditional theatre spaces and community venues. Emma is passionate about partnership and public engagement within the arts – from interrogating what public engagement actually means, to developing strong networks which allow new audiences to see and take part in arts practice. Emma leads on Audience Development, Project & Production Management at Daily Life Ltd.
Caroline Dawson, Operations and Access Co-ordinator
Caroline has a background in contemporary art, and a MA in Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture. As well as working for Daily Life Ltd, she works on a freelance basis with a number of clients to improve and develop general arts access needs and requirements, through workshops and events for people of all abilities.
Rose Sharp, Producer
Rose has experience of senior management and strategic organisational development and a track record in leading on major projects. These include AHRC and EU funded initiatives and large scale conferences such as Performance Studies International: Performing Rights (Psi#12) at Queen Mary University of London where she continues to produce External and Research events. Rose has run several ACE revenue (NPO) funded organisations and managed and produced many ACE GFA project funded clients. In addition, Rose has over 25 years experience as a Producer in the creative industries, independent experimental theatre, performance, site-specific and alternative arts projects.
Kate Sarley, Finance Manager
Kate is also a freelance Independent Arts Consultant and Creative Producer.