Cashback to the Future: Meet the team for summer 2018!

Mon 02nd July 2018

Cashback to the Future – our flagship summer programme for young people – starts tomorrow! We thought we’d give you a rundown of all the fantastic tutors signed up to deliver these free workshops to young people aged 12-19 for four weeks this summer.

For information on signing up to CashBack, please visit this section of the website.




Martyn Dempsey

Martyn is one of Impact Arts’ longest serving and most experienced tutors coming back for another year to deliver Performance workshops at Cashback to the Future. Having worked across the entertainment industry, Martyn brings an enormous wealth of experience to the project.

Ross Hogg

Ross is a BAFTA Scotland Award-winning animator and filmmaker, who incorporates a distinctive hand-drawn style into his animations. He will be tutoring the Digital aspect of the project, bringing his skill and ingenuity to inspire our young participants.

Sarah Wakeford

Sarah is an accomplished visual artist who combines her studio work with community artwork in schools, hospitals and other community settings. Sarah creates fun and playful artwork that gets others to think about we see our local environment.

Jack Sandison

Having supported acts such as the Libertines, toured with Alabama 3 and Blackberry Smoke, and performed at festivals across Europe, Jack is the certified rockstar of the Edinburgh CashBack team, coming into tutor music. Needless to say he has a great amount of experience to inspire our young people and get the music flowing.



Natalie McConnon

Natalie will be returning for another summer of CashBack, tutoring young people on Performance. Natalie is an energetic, inspiring and creative teacher having worked with people of all ages in community settings, as well as working as an actress in Scotland’s theatre and entertainment industry.

Carla Scott Fullerton

Carla is one of Impact Arts most experienced tutors, balancing her studio practice – most recently holding an acclaimed exhibition as part of the Glasgow International Festival – and community work. Carla is returning as Visual Arts tutor for CashBack to the Future, having had success in working with young people to create with a giant multimedia sculpture of Big Bertha – the legendary fish of Glasgow.

Finn LeMarinel

Leading as Music tutor for CashBack in Glasgow, Finn is a celebrated singer and songwriter who has performed across Scotland and released multiple albums. Finn brings years of tutor and performance experience to create engaging songwriting workshops.

Steve Mallon

Steve will be heading up Digital tutoring for Cashback to the Future in Glasgow, bringing his experience of running a primarily online business and creating video content on a budget. This is his first time working with young people, and he’s keen to bring his enthusiasm and skills to our participants.


North Ayrshire

Rachel Rostock

Rachel is returning as performance tutor for North Ayrshire, bringing her varied experience across the performing arts to the young participants of CashBack to the Future. Rachel hopes to give the young people a taste of almost every genre of performance – theatre acting, comedy, creative movement and film acting.

Ruth Switalski

Ruth is a gifted visual artist and curator, specialising in community spaces and multimedia artworks. As a visual arts tutor she looks forward to getting the participants to create sculptural and dynamic pieces, helping young people understand space in a curatorial and artistic sense.

Lindsey Reid

Lindsey has been playing instruments and making music her entire life, gaining a degree in Musical Performance from the University of Wolverhampton/Academy of Music and Sound. She brings not just creativity, but experience working with young people via the Prince’s Trust and Woman’s Trust, creating engaging and fun workshops as she leads as music tutor.


Katrine Turner

Katrine is a theatre-maker and writer heading up performance in CashBack to the Future in Renfrewshire this summer. Katrine uses a mesh of elements in her work and is highly collaborative, using film, media and audio in her work. Katrine will bring these elements to inspire and engage the young people in her workshops.

Ceylan Hay

Ceylan will be our music tutor in Renfrewshire. She has been working as a freelance community musician for many years as well as an events organiser for the DIY events company Sonically Depicting – knowing a thing or two about putting on a show means a the young people can expect to learn the ins and outs of making music, from the studio to the stage.

Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones has been working in education and creative facilitation while simultaneously gaining a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art and a Master of Letters from Glasgow School of Art. Olivia’s work is diverse and expansive, and she hopes to bring her extensive classroom experience to the participants to create fun, exciting artwork.

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