Helen JonesWhilst studying towards a first class Performance degree from the University of Bedfordshire, Helen took to the stage, performed for TV for Children’s television but best of all got the chance to interview the great comedy legend Ronnie Barker. She specialised in Radio Performance, and since graduating as mature student in 2000, has been based at BBC Radio Merseyside in Liverpool.

Helen has been Helpline & Broadcast Manager for Voluntary Arts England since 2010. She currently oversees the radio project Up for Arts which is a Voluntary Arts England and BBC Radio Merseyside partnership supported by the Liverpool Primary Care Trust the whole collaboration showcases voluntary arts and crafts groups. Helen is also an established broadcaster and often can be heard on the BBC Radio Merseyside airwaves.

“I believe you can come to life on a stage and that performance can really take you to places beyond your wildest dreams. My Up for Arts role allows individuals to promote their work and give them a voice on local radio … the folk I have met have truly been inspirational and passionate about the arts.”