Today we say farewell to our Senior Producer Anna Turzynski. Anna has been a part of Compass Festival since she joined our Young Producers Scheme back in 2014. Since then we’ve had the pleasure of working with her on countless live art projects large and small.

Co Directors Annie Lloyd and Peter Reed said:

“From the moment she walked into the office as a young graduate 7 years ago we knew there was something special about Anna. To have been part of her journey from then until now taking on such important responsibility at Leeds 2023 makes us so proud”

From making 1000 clay handshakes handshakes with strangers in Leeds Bus Station, to making all the public phone-boxes in Leeds ring at the same time, her thoughtfulness, tenacity and care for artists has been an integral part of delivering Compass Festival. We wish her the best of luck in her new role as Producer at Leeds 2023, and we look forward to working with Anna and the whole team to Let Culture Loose.