New Director Announced

Today we announce that after recruiting and interviews, the Board of Trustees have appointed Dodie Finamore as Festival Director


“I am so excited to continue my work with SouthWestFest, our partners and communities. Heading into my fourth year with the festival, the time feels right to step up into this new role. After two years of finding new ways of working to steer us through these difficult times I am looking forward to returning to the festival’s traditional model whilst bringing fresh ideas and energy.

I am indebted to Joanna Goodey the previous Director, for all her support and guidance over the last few years, I shall miss working with her and wish her well.

We will be recruiting for my replacement so keep your eyes peeled!”