About Jayne

Jayne Compton arrived in the melting pot of late nineties Manchester with a shrewd and perceptive passion to put the avant-garde arts firmly in the spotlight. She learned the craft of creating cutting-edge performances in alternative underground spaces such as the Star & Garter, the Greenroom, the DADI Building and the Roadhouse, to name but a few.

The new millennium saw Compton’s creative skills and artistic vision coalesce into the founding of Switchflicker (2000), co-founding the post-industrial venue Islington Mill in Salford and the DIY space Kraak which became the secret beating cultural heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

On 28 May 2007 Switchflicker released That’s Not My Name the debut single of British musical duo The Ting Tings, which after signing to a major label, went on to top the UK charts and won an Ivor Novello Award.

The decade culminated with Peter Saville presenting Jayne Compton with the Best of Manchester Award (2009) for her contribution to music.

Since then under Jayne’s direction, Switchflicker’s productions have grown in reputation internationally and laterally, with an ever-growing number of artists and events adding to this stellar list: a partnership with the esteemed label Peacefrog Records.

Making critically acclaimed contemporary work and national tours with prestigious cultural partners Soho Theatre, Contact, HOME, Southbank Centre, The Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh International festival.


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