Lindsey Cook

Director of Communications, Marketing & External Relations

Lindsey joined Garsington Opera to lead the team delivering communications, marketing and external relations for the company. Having worked in arts marketing for over two decades, she has worked across different art-forms and in partnership with venues, festivals and funding bodies.

Previously Lindsey led the marketing and communications for Birmingham 2022 Festival, the six-month cultural festival which was part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and reached an audience of 2.4m people from diverse communities. Prior to that she worked for Arts Council England looking at evaluation tools for the industry. She spent 20 years working at Midlands Arts Centre, starting teaching youth theatre, and finishing as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the West Midlands Most Visited non-paying attraction.

She is fascinated by the impact of the arts on communities and is passionate in her belief that everyone has the ability to be an artist. To prove this point she has some terrible looking pottery that she proudly made herself, and sings with more enthusiasm than talent in her local “embarrassing mums” choir.