Creative leader appointed at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Laura Collier
14 Sep 2020

LAURA COLLIER will be Creative Director & Programmer for the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Merseyside, which is due to open to the public in 2022.

New board members at Bird College

14 Sep 2020

Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre has announced new board appointments, with consultant and writer SONIA WATSON-FOWLER becoming a trustee of the Doreen Bird Foundation, and TOSH WANOGHO-MAUD

Senior staff redundancies at the Africa Centre

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp
09 Sep 2020

Director KENNETH OLUMUYIWA THARP (pictured) and Head of Development JESS MORTLOCK have lost their jobs at the Africa Centre following a restructure of the management hierarchy.

New era for Artswork

Louise Govier
09 Sep 2020

The new CEO at youth arts charity Artswork is LOUISE GOVIER, who joined during lockdown and will take over from JANE BRYANT when she stands down at the end of September after 10 years leading the organisation.

Hampstead Theatre announces new Chair

Irene Dorner
09 Sep 2020

IRENE DORNER (pictured), named the ‘Most Powerful Woman in Banking’ in 2012 by American Banker and in 2013 ‘one of the 25 Most Powerful Women On Wall Street’ by Business Insider, has been named as the new Chairperson of the Board

Mager to lead on Colston Hall re-birth

Cathy Mager
09 Sep 2020

Bristol artist and curator CATHY MAGER has been appointed by Bristol Music Trust as Creative Producer to lead The Lantern Project, part of the venue’s multi-million pound transformation funded by a £4.75m grant from the National L

Trustee appointment at the Crafts Council

Yinka Ilori
09 Sep 2020

Multidisciplinary artist YINKA ILORI has joined the Crafts Council Board of Trustees.

Smith takes the helm of the Arts Council Collection

01 Sep 2020

The new Director of the Arts Council Collection is DEBORAH SMITH, who worked for three years at Birmingham Museums Trust as Curator for the Arts Council Collection’s National Partners Programme.

Creative Europe Desk UK announces new Head of Culture

Isabel Moura Mendes
01 Sep 2020

ISABEL MOURA MENDES has joined the Culture team at Creative Europe Desk UK as the new Head of Culture England & Culture Advisor UK.

Wheatcroft to lead ALVA as Lee steeps down

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft
01 Sep 2020

The founding Chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), LORD LEE OF TRAFFORD, will be succeeded by BARONESS PATIENCE WHEATCROFT (pictured), an ALVA Board member since 2012, when he steps do

New trustees boost female leadership team at Castlefield GAllery

Ceri Hand, Alisha Kadri and Chara Lewis
01 Sep 2020

Castlefield Gallery has announced that CERI HAND (pictured left), ALISHA KADRI (pictured middle) and CHARA LEWIS (pictured right) have joined the gallery as Trustees.

Mackenzie “stunned” at dismissal from Théâtre du Châtelet

Ruth Mackenzie
01 Sep 2020

RUTH MACKENZIE, the first female artistic director at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, has had her contract terminated with immediate effect, according to The Guardian.

Fitzpatrick to leave Imaginate for National Theatre of Scotland

Paul Fitzpatrick
26 Aug 2020

PAUL FITZPATRICK will be joining the National Theatre of Scotland in November in the newly created role of Director of Creative Engagement.

Holly-Nambi to take over from Rogers at b-side arts

Rocca Holly-Nambi
26 Aug 2020

ROCCA HOLLY-NAMBI (pictured) will be taking over from founder ALAN ROGERS as Director of b-side arts when he leaves in September to pursue a career as artist and creative practitioner in Venice.

Tara Arts announces new Artistic Director and joint CEO

Abdul Shayek
26 Aug 2020

ABDUL SHAYEK, Artistic Director & CEO of Cardiff-based international theatre company Fio, has been appointed as the new Artistic Director & Joint CEO of Tara Arts.

New artistic leadership at Siobhan Davies Studios

Annie Pui Ling Lok and Kat Bridge
26 Aug 2020

Founding Artistic Director SIOBHAN DAVIES will be passing on leadership of Siobhan Davies Studios to ANNIE PUI LING LOK and KAT BRIDGE, who will job share the role of Artistic Director from April

Co-workers appointed to cover ACE Children and Young People role

Maria Turley (left) and Keisha Thompson (right)
26 Aug 2020

As AMANDA RIGLER goes on maternity leave, Arts Council England (ACE) has appointed Manchester-based writer, performance artist and producer KEISHA THOMPSON (pictured right), and arts consultant and producer

Ibu leaves tiata fahodzi for Northern Stage

Natalie Ibu
18 Aug 2020

NATALIE IBU will be the new Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive at Northern Stage, where she will take up the role in November.

New Director for Culture at King's College

Beatrice Pembroke
18 Aug 2020

BEATRICE PEMBROKE has become Executive Director Culture at King's College London. Until recently she was Director of the Global Cultural Districts Network, and prior to that Director of Creative Economy at the British Council.

New Chair announced at Leeds Playhouse

Rozina Breen
18 Aug 2020

BBC England’s Head of North, ROZINA BREEN, will be the new Chair at Leeds Playhouse.

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