Meet The Team

Caroline Heslop

Founder and Artistic Director

Caroline is a composer, teacher and curator based in Kentish Town. Founder of NW Live and the curator of the 2019/20 NW Live concert series at Kentish Town Health Centre, she sees music and the creative arts as playing a critical role in bringing communities together. She is delighted to have the opportunity to present wide ranging performances of music from different cultures and genres in the context of Arts and Wellbeing through the collaboration between NW Live and the Free Space Project at Kentish Town Health Centre.


Caroline completed an MMus in composing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2012 and her work has been performed in venues from The Forge, Camden to Riverside Studios. In 2016 she co-curated ‘Those Who’, a concert programme tracing the impact of war over 100 years in which she directed the Lawford Arts Singers in a memorable performance of David Lang’s Memorial Ground commissioned by 14-18 Now. While focussing on developing the work of NW Live she also continues to be a dedicated teacher, working with young people and adults on composition, music theory and a wide range of creative and academic music study.      

Nicola Sanderson

Curator and Director

Nicola is an actor and writer. As an actor she has worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio. Theatre credits include 'Somewhere' The National Theatre, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' Cheek by Jowl, 'Fast Food' Manchester Royal Exchange, and 'King Lear, Merry Wives, The Man with Two Gaffers, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Henry V' Northern Broadsides. TV credits include Law and Order UK (Series 1 -8) and many guest appearances. Nicola won the Almeida Theatre's WRITE competition with her first play Diamond Hard. For BBC Radio 4 she created and co-wrote (with Christopher Douglas) three series of Beauty of Britain and appears regularly in Ed Reardon's Week and Dave Podmore.

Henrietta Hill

Production Coordinator

Henrietta, from Derbyshire, is a violist and is Strings Fellow at the  Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She enjoys a career as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician as well as taking on work in event management. She is the violist of The Alkyona String Quartet, has performed several times with the Wihan Quartet, and is a member of Ensemble Nova Luce and the prizewinning Durufle Trio. In orchestras, she has performed alongside the London Symphony Orchestra and was the Philharmonia Orchestra’s MMSF Viola Fellow 2016-18. Henrietta previously studied with Garfield Jackson and Robin Ireland and loves exploring contemporary music, having premiered works by Giles Swayne, Douglas Finch, Graham Fitkin, Rhiannon Randle and Joshua Borin. She is a Natural Sciences graduate from the University of Cambridge, where she held an Instrumental Award for chamber music. Henrietta is grateful to the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for their support with her studies.

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