Kerry Michael to leave Theatre Royal Stratford East

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03 Feb 2017

After 12 years in post, KERRY MICHAEL is to step down as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East at the end of 2017. He will announce future plans in due course.


Sissay joins the Foundling board

Lemn Sissay
20 Apr 2017

The Foundling Museum has announced that poet, playwright and author LEMN SISSAY MBE has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. He has been a ‘Foundling Fellow’ since 2014. 

New role for Samuel at GLA

Mhora Samuel
20 Apr 2017

MHORA SAMUEL, previously Director of the Theatres Trust, has taken on a new role as Senior Policy Officer, Creative Enterprise Zones, at the Greater London Authority. 

My Gurus – Avril Hitman

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20 Apr 2017

As she prepares to step down from the company she founded over 30 years ago, Avril Hitman reflects on her career at the forefront of inclusive dance.

Music Director resigns from Opera North

19 Apr 2017

ALEKSANDAR MARKOVIC, appointed Music Director at Opera North last year, has resigned and will leave at the end of his first year in July 2017.

Obituary: Bill Mitchell

18 Apr 2017

Designer and theatre-maker Bill Mitchell, who pioneered landscape theatre at Kneehigh before launching WildWorks theatre company, has died of cancer aged 65.

Tara Arts appoints Executive Director

13 Apr 2017

LAURIE MILLER-ZUTSHI, who has been Creative Producer of regional arts development organisation SeaChange Arts since 2008, will be the new Executive Director of theatre company Tara Arts, working alongside Artistic Director

New Artistic Director at Out of Joint

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13 Apr 2017

Founder and Artistic Director of The Other Room in Cardiff, KATE WASSERBERG will join MAX STAFFORD-CLARK and Producer MARTIN DERBYSHIRE to lead theatre company Out of Joint.

Stephens to succeed Scott at Holburne Museum

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13 Apr 2017

DR CHRIS STEPHENS, currently Head of Displays and Lead Curator, Modern British Art at Tate Britain, will be the new Director of Holburne Museum, succeeding JENNIFER SCOTT, who is now Sackler Director of Dulwich Pi

New role for Hosler

13 Apr 2017

As Clod Ensemble prepares to expand its senior management team, LORNA HOSLER will become Executive Director of the company’s Performing Medicine strand, and a second Executive Director will be recruited to focus solely on the comp

New Director for Make/Do Creative

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13 Apr 2017

TC PEPPERCORN has left her role as Engagement and Exhibitions Co-Ordinator at Artrix Arts Centre to become Director of arts consultancy Make/Do Creative.

Sommerville leaves Tees Valley Arts

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13 Apr 2017

ROWENA SOMMERVILLE will be stepping down as CEO of Tees Valley Arts this summer to engage with new creative projects. She has worked for the organisation since 1999, when it was Cleveland Arts.

Royal Danish Theatre appoints Royal Opera Director

13 Apr 2017

JOHN FULLJAMES, Associate Director of Opera for the Royal Opera in London since 2011, has been named as the next Head of Opera for the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.

Southbank Centre appoints first female Chief Executive

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06 Apr 2017

ELAINE BEDELL, former Director of Entertainment and Comedy at ITV, has been appointed Chief Executive of London’s Southbank Centre.

Liz Wilson to leave York Theatre Royal

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06 Apr 2017

After seven and a half years as Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal, LIZ WILSON has announced her intention to step down this year to pursue new opportunities.

Richard Parry to lead Glasgow International Festival

06 Apr 2017

Currently Curator-Director of Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, RICHARD PARRY has become Glasgow International’s new Director.

National Galleries Scotland appoints new director

06 Apr 2017

JO COOMBER is the new Director of Public Engagement at National Galleries of Scotland. She joins from Dobbies Garden Centres, where she worked as Marketing Director.

Pamela Johnson joins Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy

06 Apr 2017

Formerly Senior Consultant for the Audience Agency, PAMELA JOHNSON will join Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy as Head of Programme from June 2017.

Anthony Biggs joins The Playground Theatre

06 Apr 2017

The Playground Theatre has appointed ANTHONY BIGGS as Co-Artistic Director ahead of the opening of its new venue in Ladbroke Grove, West London.

New Artistic Co-Director for Winchester Poetry Festival

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06 Apr 2017

Poet and literature programmer SARAH HESKETH has been appointed Artistic Co-Director of the biennial Winchester Poetry Festival, joining SASHA DUGDALE on the creative team.


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