Robert Wynne


Rob has led Magic Carpet since 1999, as the CEO he is the glue that sticks together the various elements of the organisation. He can be emailed HERE

Vigdis Gilje Årøen

Creative Worker

Vigdis is an artist and maker and is currently running our Open Studio group, she also works for us in Honiton and Exeter with a number of different projects.

Lorna Cordrey

Creative Worker

Lorna is an extremely experienced and skilled arts and drama leader, working with vulnerable people and families

James Lake

Creative Worker

James has delivered sculpture and arts workshops for us in Exeter and East Devon, mainly creating small scale individual sculpture projects using recycled materials. He has also undertaken some 2D work,  such as outdoor murals.

Peter Linnett

Creative Worker and Choir Leader

Peter has worked in our Honiton project for many years and also runs our weekly choir in Exeter

James Hedge

Creative Worker

James has run arts based workshops with young people, carers and those with a learning disability or mental health issue.

Jacky Cox


Jacky is currently the National Trusts volunteering consultant for the South West Region. She was a volunteer with Magic Carpet about 10 years ago before spending 18 months running a Carers project for us.

Natalie Vizard

Magic Carpet Trustee

Natalie has been a trustee with Magic Carpet since October 2018. She is a mum of two and works for Exeter Cookery School. if that isn't busy enough she has just finished her tenure as a Councillor for Exeter City.  

Katie Newstead

Magic Carpet Trustee

Katie has been a trustee for Magic Carpet since October 2018. She has just finished her Phd in film studies at Exeter University where she has been lecturing.  

Judith Hedley-Dent


Judith has been a trustee since 2007, she taught students with disabilities in Further Education colleges for 30 years, until July 2015. She currently run D’Arts a small local charity that offers creative experiences to people with a learning disability. She has a wide experience of adults with learning disabilities and of drama and movement practices.

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Claire Johnson

Magic Carpet Administrator

Claire Johnson has been working for Magic Carpet since January 2019 having previously worked in education for 10 years. Claire is usually your first point of contact for Magic Carpet and is able to answer your queries, get in contact with here HERE

Jess Carvill

Creative Worker

Jess has worked for Magic Carpet in arts centres, fields, schools, day centres, hospitals and many venues too numerous to mention.

Stuart Crewes

Exeter Involve Project Worker

Stuart is an artist and curator and works hands-on with the Inky Fingers group as well as p/t in the office, he can be contacted HERE

Fran Fleming

Honiton Project Worker

Fran is the project worker in Honiton and is an experienced creative worker 

Tracey Wills

Session Leader

Tracey first joined Magic Carpet in 2004 as a volunteer. She now runs two regular drama groups - the Thurspians in Exeter and the Exmouth Extraordinary Theatre Company (EETC) in Exmouth.

Giles Ward


Giles is an author and artist whose day job is as creative director, copywriter and strategic marketeer for Chalk & Ward, the South West’s largest independent branding and marketing agency.  With a passion for how the arts can really enhance lives he has come on board to help spread the word about the amazing work Magic Carpet do!

Von Mathieson


Von has been a trustee of Magic Carpet since 2010. She works in financial management and has lots of experience in voluntary sector infrastructure development work.

Daisy Binnie


Daisy works on family liaisons at a special needs school and is passionate about creating good relationships that engage people in their communities. 

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Registered Charity number 1122778.

Company limited by guarantee number 6457745

Call us:

01392 422938

Find us: 

Magic Carpet 

Exeter Phoenix

Bradninch Place

Gandy Street

Exeter, EX4 3LS

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