A female led team of experienced writers, designers, conceptual artists, producers, curators, production managers, creative producers and directors across the Arts, Performing Arts, Music, and Live Event realms.
Ami Jade Cadillac - Founder, Creative Director and Executive Producer
Lavish group founder Ami Jade Cadillac started her career onstage aged 17 as a performer and musician, touring Europe for over 10 years in bands, stage acts, and large-scale contemporary theatre and circus productions as well as appearing in music videos and film.
Founding her first company aged 24, Ami has gone on to conceive, direct and produce a host of iconic, high impact art and performance pieces, spanning multi-arts and multi-cultural platforms and staged worldwide in a diverse range of locations from the Middle East and Asia to Africa, the USA and across Europe.
Ami thrives on working in unfamiliar territory and has a driving passion to learn, develop and expand her practice. She is well known for bringing together brilliant people to work with her on her projects consistently delivering exciting high-end results that sit outside of the norm. Ami’s says “My working practice has always been rooted in a firm belief in the sheer power of arts and culture and it’s true force for positive change”
Mimi Banks - Scenic Art Director
Mimi and Ami’s creative partnership spans more than 20 years.
Training originally in Fine Art, Mimi has been working across the arts, performance, events and design worlds since 1999 and was Co-Director of Home Live Art for 19 years, an Arts Council funded National Portfolio Organisation.
Prior to becoming a part of the Lavish team, Mimi had key involvement in a broad range of creative projects tasking her with transforming public spaces – both conventional and unconventional – all over the country and beyond, into unique temporary environments: fields, parks, festivals, gigs, city centres, cultural institutions, theatres, museums, libraries and galleries.
Mimi is highly valued within the Lavish team for her strong focus on attention to detail and high production value.
Georgie Cooke - Lavish Design and Kingdom Project Production Director
Geogie has been part of the Lavish team for over 7 years. She has worked extensively across the events industry for over 23 years and is a brilliant Senior Producer/Production Manager.
In the experiential realms, Georgie has worked on a host of road shows and brand activations. She has produced both International and pan European events attended by large audiences from all over the World and In the UK she has produced many prestigious events in locations such as Trafalgar Square, the Mall, the Royal Parks and the O2.
In Fashion, Georgie has produced events and shows at the British Fashion Awards and for the likes of Jasmine de Milo and Julian McDonald as well as delivering the P&G Beauty Awards. Here in Hay-On-Wye – Georgie is also Production Director of the internationally renowned Hay literary Festival where she has held a key role for over 13 years.
Kate McGlynn - Lavish Group Finance Director
Kate McGlynn cut her teeth in music, sporting events and production for over 15 years managing large-scale sporting events at Brighton Racecourse, Hickstead International Showjumping Arena and Sussex County Cricket Club.
During this time Kate was also operations manager of one of Brighton’s longest standing and popular underground club nights – the legendary White Rhino, supporting the charity Save the Rhino International.
Relocating to Australia, Kate became Purchasing Manager of two of Western Australia’s largest food production and distribution companies.
Now back in the UK and based in Hay-On-wye, Kate has been a firm part of the Lavish team for over 6 years. As with all of our team, Kate has many skills and often also gets involved in artist sourcing for key international projects such as our shows in Zambia.
Maggie Kerr - Arts Project Development and Comms, Flaming Lady Arthouse Artist
Maggie was a producer for Hay Festival for over 12 years, developing the festival from the grounds of Hay primary school to an 11 acre permanent site. She oversaw the project management of the event annually and welcomed presidents, prime ministers, business leaders and nobel laureates.
Maggie moved on to become Director of Development for Hay Festival where she was responsible for securing strategic partnerships with private, public and third sector organisations in the UK and internationally. Managing successful partnerships to deliver multi-year sponsorship agreements with Google, iBooks, Telegraph Media Group, Sky Arts, Baillie Gifford, Welsh Government, Tata Group, Barclays, HSBC-UK and others.
She also developed digital and live projects – from live streaming the Festival’s Schools Programme to audiences nationwide, to showcasing Tata Group Companies (Land Rover Jaguar, Tetley Tea, Tata Communications) to audiences on the Festival site.
Maggie went on to produce the Hay Festival Nairobi, Kenya – launching the first 5 years of the festival in Kenya; building teams, sharing knowledge and expertise; and working with embassies, NGOs and corporate sponsors to launch a world class event.
Maggie has been working with Lavish and the Kingdom Project since 2022
Sara Coleridge has worked in production, events and marketing for over twenty years. She studied Art and Performing arts at Brunel university before becoming an advertising and fashion photographic shoot producer, working for clients such as Playstation, Pepsi, Mastercard, Samaritans, and Smirnoff and Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Wallpaper
She then moved into Marketing and Communications for charities and the third sector promoting rural community arts centres, theatre companies and Brighton’s museums and galleries for Brighton and Hove council.
In 2014 Sara used this combination of skills to set up a community development project to tackle rural isolation and loneliness. It included a cafe, a branch of Hereford libraries and an open public space for events, activities, workshops, service providers and exhibitions.
Sara joined Lavish in 2020 as part of the festival production team and also helped set up and then run the Flaming Lady of Hay.