Art is not a mirror held up to society but a hammer with which to shape it.
–Bertolt Brecht

MEET THE CONES

Adam Robertson

Delivery Team Lead Facilitator

Actor, Director and Producer teaches acting for camera and audition techniques at several Scottish Universities and Colleges. Co-founder of Western Edge Pictures and passionate about the art of Theatre and screen storytelling. Also enthusiastic about ways people can be empowered to trust their instincts and follow their dreams.

More info on Adam HERE

Mark MacNicol

Project Director

Writer, Director and Producer with a Masters degree in writing for screen. Founded the monthly new writing workshop in Glasgow ‘Stage to Page’. A campaigner for improved Theatre attendance from socially excluded areas. Also served on the management board of ‘The Federation of Writers Scotland’.

More info on Mark HERE

Tom Jackson

Chair / Board

Tom is the Head of Community Justice Glasgow and has worked in related posts in both the UK and US. Tom has headed up Community Justice in Glasgow since 2012, initially as Chief Officer for the Glasgow Community Justice Authority and then following the national redesign of Community Justice as Head of Service for Glasgow City Council.

Prior to this Tom led the joint health and social work addiction services in West Dunbartonshire. This followed a range of community and prison posts including work at HMP Manchester and also with Washington DC Correctional Service. Tom is also on the Board of an employment charity for people with convictions (Braveheart Industries trading as Street and Arrow).

Toni Groundwater

Board Member 

Toni is the Social Movement Manager for See Me, Scotland’s national program to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Passionate about lived experience expertise and leadership. Toni is chair of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group’s, Lived Experience Panel Steering Group. Toni is also a Clore Social Fellow and a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute UK practising and teaching choice theory and reality therapy ideas.

Working in the social sector for over 14 years’ with experience working in criminal justice, addictions, mental health and with young care leavers and veterans, Toni places high importance on relationships and believes we all deserve the chance to make a change and live a fulfilled life.

Twitter – @seemeToni

Norman Firth

Board Member 

Retired from Social Work after 33 years. Worked for a number of Scottish local authorities mostly in Criminal Justice Social Work. Manager of strategic partnership between East and West Dunbartonshire and also Argyll & Bute Criminal Criminal Justice Social Work services.

We use the arts to give people who are marginalized a voice to help themselves as well as their wider community.