Melanie Burgess

Programme Manager

As Programme Manager, I manage the team, lead on planning and reporting, and keep an overview on all our work to ensure that we are creating opportunities for all children and young people in the North East to have a rich cultural childhood. 

I started out my career in museum education, both in individual venues and working regionally as literacy officer for the North East Regional Museums Hub, before retraining and working as a primary teacher. Moving to Culture Bridge North East gave me the opportunity to combine my two previous lives together perfectly, and I spent over 4 years as Area Manager for North of Tyne before moving into my current role.

When I’m not at work, I love reading, writing and spending far too much time in cafes, as well as taking long walks by the sea and exploring new places.

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