Who We Are


Mair George - Programme Manager (she/ her)


Mair has a background in theatre production and employability in Higher Education, and has been working in Devon since 2014. At Villages in Action, she produces  work for everyday spaces, working with a brilliant team of collaborators who love their communities and want to make brilliant things happen in Devon. Mair is also a Project Manager with Doorstep Arts, an arts education organisation based in Torbay, where she programmes live performances and supports emerging talent in the region.

What do you like most about being a part of Villages in Action? 

I believe that anyone who wants to should be able to access the arts and to experience creativity. I believe in collaboration, exchange and the power of creative connections to empower communities. Villages in Action is committed to these principles and for me that’s the most exciting part of my work!


Luke Jeffery - Producer (he/him)


 Luke is a Devon based producer who has been working in the arts for the past decade. He has previously worked in a variety of roles, including production, events marketing, filmmaking and web design. At Villages in Action, Luke produces our From Devon With Love festival and is currently developing the Digital Village - an online portal for audiences, artists and promoters. Luke also runs Wandering Tiger, a Devon based film and theatre company.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of Villages in Action?

My favourite part of the job is the variety of work I get to do and the range of people I get to meet along the way


Rachel Sved - Creative Connector (she/her)


Rachel is our Kickstart intern. She runs our social media and helps market our events, projects and opportunities. Recently, Rachel has also been leading small projects and tours. Outside of Villages in Action, Rachel is a visual artist and will be one of the 2021 Artists in Residence at Totnes Foundation Course.         

What do you enjoy most about being a part of Villages in Action? 

I most enjoy getting to work with (and learn from) our amazing producers, artists and promoters, who have a vast and varied experience of putting on arts events.