Our board is the main group of staff and volunteers who run Partisan. It is responsible for managing Partisan’s finances, supporting staff, governance and making sure Partisan keeps to its mission!
Autumn (She / Her) – Community and Membership Coordinator
I am originally from Eugene, Oregon and I am a Siletz tribal member. I have been living in the UK for 11 years after a 5-year stint in Japan. I volunteer at a charity shop when I am not DJing at The Peer Hat or appearing on BBC Radio Manchester. I have an 11-year-old son and we both have a love and fascination for music and mushroom identification and cultivation. I am really excited to be part of the Partisan team, and that is an understatement!
Immy (She / They) – Venue Coordinator
I’m from rural Northumberland and having just finished university, I’m proud to be a new member of the expanding Partisan team. I’m an advocate for social justice and trans rights, with an enthusiastic flare as a musician and artist. I’m excited to contribute to this beautiful community!
Mary (She / Her)- Bookings Coordinator
I am very excited to be joining Partisan Collective, and bringing the fabulous and diverse talent of Manchester (and beyond) to our new club space in Islington Mill. I’ve spent the past 10 years working in events and absolutely love what I do. I spend the rest of my time sewing, out having a dance, and looking after my blind dog.
Ben (He / Him)
Hi, I’m Ben – a Partisan member, volunteer and board member.
I’ve been an activist and music lover since my teens, and I’m excited by scenes and eras in history where community, nightlife and creativity have collided to change the world – from Rock Against Racism to riot grrrl. So one day in 2019, when I discovered that there was a place on my doorstep that shared these exact values, I knew I had to get involved.
Since then I’ve helped out in lots of ways from DIY, to pulling pints, and putting my skills and experience from a day job in marketing to good use by leading our Communications Working Group – telling the world about all the amazing things our collective does.
For me, Partisan is a space for kindness, inclusivity, radicalism and resistance – exactly what our city needs, now more than ever. I’ve made some great friends here, and I’m always keen to get to know our new members and volunteers – so feel free to drop me a message to chat about how we can make Partisan thrive and grow, or say hello if you see me on the dance floor!
Charlie (She / Her)
I’m Charlie and I’ve been on the Partisan board since the end of 2021. I joined after running Crochet With A Cause workshops and getting to experience first hand how lovely the Partisan community is. During the week I work in family support, particularly in joining up services and communities and am big into promoting physical and emotional wellbeing. In my spare time I like to dig around in my allotment, eat noodles and go to gigs. I have felt welcome from the second I enquired about being involved, and have loved meeting loads of new people with different passions and stories
Meg (She / Her)
Hey! I’m Meg, and I’m originally from the Midlands, the magical land between the North and South – I moved to Salford for University in 2016 and never left! I am a queer performer, musician, artist and community worker, and I’m interested in bringing people together through empowerment, education, art and activism. I’m passionate about creative, community spaces and am continually inspired by underground and DIY culture. I work at Salford Arts Theatre as a Community Engagement Coordinator and volunteer at Partisan with the Community Group spreading the word of Partisan across Greater Manchester and beyond! I’m thrilled to be part of the Partisan Board and excited to dance with you all and see our new community space at Islington Mill bloom into something spectacular!
Isobel (She / Her)
I’ve been part of the board since early 2022 and love being part of Partisan as I learn something new all the time, have met a lot of great like-minded people, and our club nights are some of the best in Manchester. I’m passionate about DIY spaces, having focused on the value of DIY scenes in many parts of my academic life. In my day job, I’m a university administrator, and in my spare time I love doing anything to do with music like DJing (I’m a resident at Love Muscle in Leeds) and going to gigs, as well as reading, cooking, and crocheting silly hats (a new hobby I’ve picked up through Wooly Club!)
Natalie (She / Her)
Hello! I’m originally from New Jersey and I am a musician, performer, and event curator for Sexquisite Manchester among other things. I joined Partisan’s events team in 2021 as a newbie to Manchester wanting to find a queer community that valued DIY. I later joined the board to support Partisan’s working groups, activities, and events. My role involves with improving safer spaces for our club and community. It brings me buckets of joy to be a part of something that brings together so many people.
Vivien (She / Her)
Hi! I became a Partisan member when I moved to Manchester in 2017 and have been dossing about since then. I was in the board for a bit in 2018 and joined up again at the start of 2022 – I do some freelance events coordination and in general help out with licensed events.
I’ve put on (and also played at) some live gigs in the past and help run Fatty Acid. I just in general go for the grand assortment of gay stuff here, from Alt Pride to Queer Family Tea to Trans Mutual Aid Manchester!
Interested in joining the Partisan Board? Get in touch at – firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more!