Never Such Innocence is made up of a close-knit team dedicated to engaging children and young people across the world with the centenary of the First World War through the creative arts.

Lady Lucy French,
Founder and Chief Executive

Lucy Kentish,
Director of Operations


Maddie Messenger,
Education Coordinator

Eleanor Stephens,
Education Coordinator


We are fortunate to work with inspirational colleagues to deliver Never Such Innocence and Songs of the Centenary to communities across the United Kingdom.

Marty Longstaff,
Teacher and Artist in Residence

Bethzienna Williams,
Teacher and Artist in Residence

Leah Messenger & Amy Vatcher,
Outreach Interns

Elly Preston,
Graphic Designer