About SpringOut

SpringOut puts on fabulous events for women and LGBT people. We are four arts programmers with backgrounds in training and performing, based in Shropshire and Mid Wales, and happy to travel around the UK and beyond.

You can contact all the SpringOut foursome at springout4@gmail.com for more details of what we’re up to or to find out how we can help you with your event.

The Team

Peter Tony CP1
Sue Gorbing & Sal Hampson

Sue Gorbing and Sal Hampson have programmed for the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival since 2006. As part of SpringOut, they continue to select the lesbian films for the festival and Sue as on the Jury for Best Feature at the 2014 Iris Prize Festival. From 2011 to 2013, Sue and Sal programmed the films at L Fest, the UK’s lesbian arts and music festival. There they created the first cinema to be held in a tin barn decked out as Grandma’s Lounge. Sal and Sue are also partners in changes, a community development training and consultancy co-op, with their mate Jill.

Helen Sandler and Jane Hoy
Helen Sandler and Jane Hoy

Jane Hoy is a founder member of Queer Playback Theatre Company. She is also trained in forum theatre and is a keen dancer on the LGBT latin and ballroom scene. Jane worked for many years in university adult education. She lives in mid Wales, where she sings with the ‘natural voice’ choir Machapella. Jane is in charge of workshops and volunteers for SpringOut.

Helen Sandler programmes live arts for SpringOut events and did so for L Fest from 2011 to 2013. She is the publisher of Tollington Press and has previously run the York Lesbian Arts Festival, compered at London’s Bar Wotever and worked for Diva magazine, as well as writing fiction and poetry. Helen lives with Jane in a cabin in mid Wales. Her website is helensandler.co.uk