Born and educated in Chester, Rose has been involved with its arts and culture from an early age, and is committed to helping it develop a credible offer as a ‘city of culture’.
An enthusiastic member of her school choir, Rose was concurrently one third of a popular acoustic trio, performing regionally, and appearing on BBC television. She was a peripatetic instrumental teacher for the former Cheshire County Council Education Department, before studying a combined honours degree in History and Psychology at the University of Chester. She became an editor across diverse regional and international publishing contexts (including arts reviews and Chester Summer Music Festival coverage). Rose is also a well-regarded solo performer and collaborator on the North West acoustic music scene and in her casual capacity as event creator/promoter, SoundBox.