Meet Our Team

Desima

Desima Connolly, Cultural Facilities Development Manager

Desima oversees and implements the on-going strategic and operational development of both Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady and Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, including programming, marketing/publicity and good governance, and also manages the community arts engagement service. 

Desima has a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and postgraduate qualifications in both Fine Arts (MFA) and Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies. Before joining former Limavady Borough Council in July 2010 when she assumed management of the new Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre , overseeing its development and evolution, Desima had worked in various cultural roles for over fourteen years, including positions within other local government arts/museum and heritage units, arts organisations and voluntary community groups, developing a strong passion for visual arts and community arts engagement.

Desima is based at Flowerfield Arts Centre and you can email her at Desima.Connolly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or call her on Tel: 028 7083 1400.

Edel

Edel Murphy, Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer

Edel assists with the on-going programming, marketing & PR, and day to day operational management of Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre.  

Edel's role includes devising, implementing and managing a high-quality, innovative multi-art form programme and projects in the centre including events, exhibitions, creative learning and those supporting creative industries development. 

Edel has a BA in English and Psychology, PGCE in English and Drama, Irish Language Diploma and an Associate Diploma from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. 

Having spent 10 years working as an Arts Officer in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, she has more recently been working as Education Officer in The Playhouse, Company Development Manager with Sole Purpose Productions and General Manager with Kabosh Theatre Company.

Originally from Donegal, her understanding of how the arts can empower and enrich individuals and our communities, was developed through her involvement in amateur dramatics, teaching experience, féiseanna and a family ethos of the value of creativity. 

You can get in touch with Edel by emailing her via edel.murphy@rvacc.co.uk or calling her on 028 7776 0656

Billy

Billy Coyles, Duty Officer

Billy oversees the maintenance and security of the Centre and makes sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis. He also supervises our corporate and community hire bookings, ensuring our visitors are happy with our service and provides technical support for our many exhibitions. Contact Billy if you are interested in hiring or viewing our facilities or your group would like a tour via email billy.coyles@rvacc.co.uk or call him on 028 7776 0650

Daryl

Daryl Harkin, Technician

Daryl manages all the technical equipment in the Centre including sound and lighting requirements for theatre and music events, and is one of our Acting Duty Officers too. 

Daryl is supported by casual technicians Rory Harkin and Peter Vamos and also has some Duty Officer responsibilities. He has a BSc in Music Technology and is also a practicing musician, singer and songwriter. Before joining our team, Daryl worked for Belfast City Council.

Contact Daryl via email daryl.harkin@rvacc.co.uk or call him on 028 7776 0650

Pamela

Pamela Hayes, Visitor Services Officer

Pamela is one of our Visitor Services Team based at reception who deal with general enquiries by phone and email and all of our sales, including our box office, artwork and gift shop sales. Pamela also provides information and assistance to visitors and tourists to the area. 

Pamela has a BSc in Communications, Advertising and Marketing and is currently undertaking a Masters in Marketing. Before joining us, Pamela worked as a marketing executive for a leading healthcare company.

Contact the Visitor Services team by email information@rvacc.co.uk or call them on 028 7776 0650.

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Diane Cairns, Visitor Services Officer

Diane is one of our Visitor Services Team based at reception who deal with general enquiries by phone and email and all of our sales, including our box office, artwork and gift shop sales. Pamela also provides information and assistance to visitors and tourists to the area. 

Contact the Visitor Services team by email information@rvacc.co.uk or call them on 028 7776 0650.

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Sharon Colhoun, Administration Support Officer

As Administration Support Officer, Sharon assists the Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer and other colleagues with our core administration including finance and marketing requirements. In addition she handles the administration of our venue hire clients and their catering needs. Sharon shares her duties with Elaine Murphy on a job-share basis.

You can contact Sharon via admin@rvacc.co.uk or call her on 02877760650.

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Elaine Murphy, Administration Support Officer

As Administration Support Officer, Elaine assists the Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer and other colleagues with our core administration including finance and marketing requirements. In addition she handles the administration of our venue hire clients and their catering needs. Elaine shares her duties with Sharon Colhoun on a job-share basis.

You can contact Elaine via admin@rvacc.co.uk or call her on 02877760650.

Shona

Shona Kerr, Casual Duty Officer & Housekeeper

Shona is our Casual Duty Officer, overseeing events and making sure everything runs smoothly.

Shona is also one of our valued part-time Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and communtiy events. 

Maureen

Maureen McVeigh, Housekeeper

Maureen is also one of our valued part-time Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and communtiy events. 

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