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Gabby Newcastle Under Lyme Cultural Champion
Gabriella Gay

I am delighted to be appointed as the Cultural Champion of Newcastle-under-Lyme. I am a mother, teacher, small business owner, poet and trustee of the New Vic Theatre. In each of those roles my love and passion for the town has grown. 

There is so much to highlight and shout about in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is a great place to live, study, and raise a child. The town has many venues, green spaces, events and historical traditions ,such as the Mock Mayor ceremony – I played the town crier last year. It is home to Keele University, where I studied an Undergraduate and Masters degree, and it is the home of important figures such as Phillip Astley, who shaped the modern-day circus

The motto of Newcastle-under-Lyme is ‘Constantia Scientia Prudentia’- By steadfastness, knowledge and foresight. With this in mind I will be dedicated, bring my knowledge and skills in art, and building communities to help shape what the town needs now, and in the future. 

Photo Credit: Jenny Harper

Gabby Newcastle Under Lyme Cultural Champion