Katie Popperwell, Arts and Culture Consultant

Katie works with the Manchester developer Allied London on city centre projects including the forthcoming St John’s neighbourhood, Spinningfields and London Road Fire Station. She is responsible for leading on strategic cultural partnerships, and devising projects and initiatives that engage with the arts sector and the wider creative industries.
As a freelance creative producer working across film, music, fashion, literature and performance, Katie has directed and produced public programmes for a range of clients including Selfridges, The University of Manchester and HOME. A former journalist, she still occasionally presents the music news on BBC 6Music Radio and has written for publications including The Guardian, Stylist Magazine and Creative Times. She holds a Masters Degree in Critical and Cultural Theory.