Activate Performing Arts (Activate), the non-profit organisation behind the biennial Inside Out Dorset Festival, has recruited a new producer to manage the ten-day event.

Jen Walke joins Activate from London’s SPILL Festival of Performance where she was general manager. Jen said: “I’ve been watching this festival from afar in recent years and I have been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to get involved. I can’t wait to create such ambitious outdoor events with Inside Out.”

Kate Wood, Activate’s executive director commented: “Jen’s great experience will help us to produce a fantastic programme of work within Inside Out Dorset and we look forward to her joining us in October.”

The next Inside Out Dorset Festival is due to take place in September 2014, in outdoor locations across the county. It is a free festival which showcases outdoor theatre, dance and performance.

Activate produces, promotes and develops performing arts in Dorset with the belief that artists can affect and/or provide positive change in local communities. For more information visit