Roly loves entertaining and knows how to host a party. Anything from throwing a small gathering for friends through to filling the Royal Albert Hall with 1008 ukulele players.
During his career Roland has produced radio for the BBC, been Interactive Editor of the BBC's Classical music services including BBC Radio 3, the BBC Proms and BBC TV Classical Music, Director of Digital, Learning and Participation at English National Opera and been the brains behind critically acclaimed events including the Ukulele Prom [his idea to invite the audience to bring their ukuleles and play along!] and John Cage's Musicircus at the London Coliseum.
Roland is also a digital and business consultant to the arts with a real interest in audience development. Roland has worked on projects with Unthinkable Consulting, SoundCloud, The British Council, Serpentine Galleries, Vimeo, Classic FM, the BFI and FutureLearn.
Tim Armstrong - Taylor
Tim, has spent his life entertaining. From an early age when he was forced to sing in order to get a present from the Christmas tree, he has realised the joy and rewards associated with performing. Tim has performed all over the world, from Barbados to Birmingham, from Manchester to Monaco.
Tim’s work as a creative director and performer at Opera on the Run has given him the opportunity to disguise himself as anything from a politician to a surgeon in order to entertain and uplift people’s spirits at numerous events. He literally has partied all around the world.
As a freelance singer Tim has performed at the National Theatre, with The Monteverdi Choir and has sung with a number of UK based opera companies. As a freelance session singer he has sung on many movie soundtracks from Muppet Treasure Island to How to train your Dragon.
Tim was Master of Ceremonies at the Hatfield House Old Palace and directed the 500 anniversary celebratory Tudor Revel entertaining over 7000 people over one weekend.