The Team

Beth, music programmer, poplar union, music, dance,


Artistic Director

Lives in Bow and enjoys making and going to see theatre, cycling, hanging out with friends and going for long walks along Regent’s Canal.

Rachel, poplar union, art, culture, community, poplar, London


Admin Assistant

Adoring mother of Trey, local East Londoner who knows Poplar like the back of her hand. The friendliest of faces to welcome you to Poplar Union.



Music Programmer

Trumpet player and all round music lover, plays in numerous bands including BYOB (Bring Your Own Brass). Happy go lucky guy with a weakness for all food. Don’t let your lunch out of your sight!

Emily Jones, Poplar Union, Meet the team, staff, Arts Administrator, arts and community venue, East London


Arts Administrator

A fan of all things creative, especially theatre, books and breakfast! She can often be found reading, playing the violin or making accessible performances with her theatre company.

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Facilities Manager

A local fixer upper who loves all things DIY and 3D printing. Great problem solver, although he was probably the cause in the first place.

Libby, marketing manager, poplar union, art, community, music , theatre


Marketing Manager

Country bumpkin in London. Music biz background. Dittybug Music founder. Foodie, sleep lover, traveller, aunt. Romcom & goat memes enthusiast.

Paolo, creative director, poplar union, art, culture, music, theatre, London, poplar


Art Director

Former librarian and swimming instructor. Co-founder of The Apartment art project. Grumpy at times, he growls but doesn’t bite.



Marketing Officer

Irish marketing gal. Lover of art, reading, travel, and music. Loses her oyster card unreasonably often. Spends all her money on falafel.

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Facilities Manager

Jack of all trades master of none.
He can often be seen cycling around East London, but mostly falling off. Generally an easy going guy as long as he can play his drums.