After a 1st class degree in Drama and Performance, Charles returned to Settle passionate about making great art happen in his rural community. 6 years later, Charles is enjoying challenging perceptions of rural art and engaging new audiences. His highlights have included programming a 50 ft inflatable whale in Settle Market Place and transforming a heritage phone box into the world’s first Listening Gallery. His favorite book is The Outrun by Amy Liptrot, he is inspired by how a landscape can develop personal growth. Charles also works as a Youth Worker for North Yorkshire Youth and is a Trustee at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster.