New Chair and Vice Chair of Culture Bridge North East

Catherine Hearne Portrait
09 Nov 2018

CATHERINE HEARNE, Chief Executive of Helix Arts, has been appointed Chair of Culture Bridge North East’s Advisory Board.

South East Dance appoints Artistic Director

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02 Nov 2018

CATH JAMES, most recently Acting Artistic Director and CEO of South East Dance, has been selected as the organisation’s new Artistic Director. The appointment comes as part of an organisational restructure follow

Nixon to lead The Place

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02 Nov 2018

EDDIE NIXON, who has spent time as both Associate Director and Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, will become the organisation’s new Artistic Director.

New Executive Director of Edinburgh International Festival

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02 Nov 2018

FRANCESCA HEGYI, formerly Executive Director of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, will join Edinburgh International Festival as Executive Director in February 2019.

Rifco appoints Associate Director

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02 Nov 2018

Actor and Director AMEET CHANA is to become Associate Director at Rifco Theatre Company, directing the company’s next studio production in Autumn 2019 and helping the company support emerging British Asian artists.

Trafalgar Entertainment Group expands

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02 Nov 2018

Live entertainment business Trafalgar Entertainment Group, created by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire, has appointed ANDREW HILL as Business Affairs Director and TIM MCFARLANE as Executive Chairman of T

Brannick to Chair Sound Connections

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02 Nov 2018

CHRIS BRANNICK, who is currently Chair of the Newham Music Trust after periods as both Joint CEO and Interim Senior Director, has been appointed as the new Chair of Sound Connections.

Eight new trustees at Without Walls

02 Nov 2018

Outdoor art show commissioner Without Walls has selected eight new people to join its Board of Directors.

New Secretary General of IETM

02 Nov 2018

ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR , currently Director of Ice Hot Reykjavík 2018, the biannual Nordic Dance Platform, will take over as Secretary General of IETM, the international network for contemporary performing arts, from next February.

My Gurus - Stephen Munn

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01 Nov 2018

The CEO and Artistic Director of Déda reflects on the influential figures he has learned from.

Kiln Theatre appoints new Executive Director

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26 Oct 2018

Lead Producer at the Young Vic DAISY HEATH has been appointed Executive Director of Kiln Theatre.

Gardner joins Stagedoor

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26 Oct 2018

Theatre critic LYN GARDNER, who is also Associate Editor of The Stage, has teamed up with mobile app Stagedoor to provide recommendations for London shows and a series of new longform articles.

Nicholson to leave Orange Tree Theatre

Sarah Nicholson
26 Oct 2018

After four years as Executive Director at Orange Tree Theatre, which included steering the organisation into a new phase outside of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, SARAH NICHOLSON has announced that she will step down i

Pearce to lead Tessitura’s European team

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26 Oct 2018

DAVID PEARCE, previously Strategic Director, Operations and Performance at Wales Millennium Centre, joins arts software company Tessitura as Managing Director for Europe.

Promotion for Grose at Kneehigh

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26 Oct 2018

CARL GROSE, who has worked with Kneehigh as an actor and a writer for the past 24 years – most recently as an Associate Artist – will take up the newly created position of Deputy Artistic Director in November 2018.

Board changes at Paines Plough

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26 Oct 2018

CARO NEWLING, Vice President of the Society of London Theatre, is to step down as Chair of theatre company Paines Plough after nine years in the role.

Panter to step down as Rambert Chair

26 Oct 2018

After 10 years in post, Sir HOWARD PANTER, co-founder of Ambassador Theatre Group and joint CEO of Trafalgar Entertainment, will step down as Chair of dance company Rambert in 2019.

New Chair for Aesop

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26 Oct 2018

Professor KEVIN FENTON has been appointed as Chair of Trustees at charity and social enterprise Aesop, which created the pioneering Dance to Health project.

Cooper joins Jerwood Charitable Foundation

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26 Oct 2018

HARRIET COOPER, previously Programme Manager for exhibitions and events at Colchester’s Firstsite gallery, has become Head of Programme at Jerwood Visual Arts. She will cover SARAH WILLIAMS’ maternity leave.

My Gurus - Joanne McShane

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24 Oct 2018

Joanne McShane reflects on the people who have guided her professional career, both as a dancer and as a choreographer.


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