Who's who

Judy Knowles
Judy Knowles
Head of Learning & Participation

Judy manages the L&P projects and produces the community operas on a consultancy basis having initially joined GO as Youth Company Manager in 2018. She originally qualified as a teacher which was followed by an MA in European Cultural Policy and Administration. Highlights from her career include Orchestra Manager of the CBSO and Entertainment Manager at Legoland. She is currently a freelance arts manager, peripatetic music teacher and Arts Award moderator. She believes that everyone should have access to the arts and is particularly committed to providing opportunities for young people. She enjoys spending time with her family, all of whom have a great love of the outdoors and have perfected the art of camping in the rain…

Holly Scrivener
Holly Scrivener
Philanthropy Manager

Holly grew up in a small village in the Cotswolds before heading to the University of St Andrews to study English Literature with Music, where she was also a choral scholar and regular performer with the opera society. After graduating she spent several months working for Oxford Lieder and freelancing in social media, and then moved to Garsington in early 2021 as Box Office, Membership & Development Assistant before her appointment as Philanthropy Manager in 2022. When not working she can generally be found drinking rosé at her local pub, knitting an endless supply of slightly holey socks, or settling down in front of the fire with her pets and a good book.

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