The Team

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


Theatre and Performance Programmer

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.

Jay, poplar union, art, community, culture, theatre, music, poplar, London


Arts Administrator

Actor, theatre maker and regular faller-over. A clown, but not the scary kind. Always on the hunt for the best egg-free cake in London.


Music Programmer

Talented trumpet player and all round musician, 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!

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


Marketing Officer

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.


Centre Manager

Adoring father and husband. Problem solving expert. Loves the local community. A talented photographer and public speaker.


Marketing Intern

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


Facilities manager and overall superhero

Loving father and husband and overall superhero. Goes out of his way to help others. Looks after and guards Poplar Union and its team.