Liz Downie
Liz and participant sitting, reviewing a script

Liz Downie

Liz is the Founder and Lead Producer of the ERD Connection. She is passionate about the benefits arts and culture can bring to human beings and to the places where we live.

As a producer Liz gathers talented professionals and the required resources to deliver creative activities that have constructive outcomes and celebrate those that take part. She is committed to removing barriers to participation and including people who may be overlooked.

Three years ago Liz started what is now Stowmarket Youth Theatre, using the power of theatre to engage with young people. See more Here

In the past Liz has worked for organisations including BBC Television, ITN and Lewisham Youth Theatre. In 2018 and 2019 she was the Aldeburgh Festival Producer and Engagement Officer for High Tide theatre company. Most recently she has produced projects for the Food Museum in Suffolk and delivered “Jubilant!” for the Stowmarket Culture Group – a project involving 10 creative practitioners and 275 children and young people from 10 local schools culminating in a free mini-festival of their amazing art works showcased across town!

“Within a project, I enjoy balancing the needs of all stakeholders be they practitioners, participants, funders or audiences and aim to achieve positive results for everyone involved.”

Liz is a member of the Stowmarket Culture Group and a Trustee of Spinning Wheel Theatre Company.