Ruth Paton is a set, costume and puppet designer working in opera and with a particular focus on participatory practice and engagement. She is Associate Artist at Blind Summit Theatre and Lead Education Artist for the English National Opera, Garsington Opera and the Royal Opera House.

Ruth holds a lectureship in theatre design at the University for the Creative Arts.

She will use her time at Cove Park to re-connect with the landscape and think about how to use stories to affect positive change.