Director role for Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer

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30 Nov 2017

After 18 years with Birmingham Royal Ballet, principal dancer IAIN MACKAY is leaving to take up a new role as Artistic Director of Yorkshire Ballet Summer School.

Reader’s question: Flamenco Productions asks ‘what should I do next?’

Two dancers on stage
27 Nov 2017

Do you have any advice for Vicky Rodríguez-Altuna, who wants to take her successful flamenco show around the UK but is struggling to raise the necessary funding?

Burrows to join tiata fahodzi

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23 Nov 2017

After three years as General Manager of China Plate, KIRSTEN BURROWS has been appointed Executive Director of tiata fahodzi theatre company. She will take up the role in February 2018.

Hoskin to step down

Mike Hoskin
23 Nov 2017

MIKE HOSKIN, who has led The Arts Development Company in Dorset as Chief Executive since its formation in 2015, is retiring from the role.

Youth Music appoints new Chair

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23 Nov 2017

Saxophonist, broadcaster and composer YOLANDA BROWN has been appointed Chair of Youth Music, and will take up the post in January.

Changes at English Folk Dance and Song Society

23 Nov 2017

LORNA AIZLEWOOD has been appointed Chair of English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), succeeding ALISTAIR ANDERSON.

New role for Rosie Mackie

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23 Nov 2017

Currently Communications Officer at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, ROSIE MACKIE will be leaving this week to take up a new role as Content Officer at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from Monday.

New Co-Directors for Lyth Arts Centre

23 Nov 2017

CHARLOTTE MOUNTFORD, currently a producer for ArtReach, and TOM BARNES, Joint Artistic Director and Executive Director of 2Magpies Theatre, have begun work as Co-Directors at Lyth Arts Centre.

New leadership for Timespan

23 Nov 2017

Director and Curator of the Lanchester Gallery Project in Coventry, SADIE YOUNG, has been selected as the new Director of Timespan in Helmsdale.

Four new trustees at RSNO

23 Nov 2017

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Board of Directors has appointed four new members: JANE WOOD, UK Executive Director for Membership, Nations and Income Generation for Business in the Community UK; GURJIT SINGH LALLI

My Gurus – Holly Prest

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18 Nov 2017

From Manchester to Brazil and back again, Holly Prest, Artistic Director of carnival arts organisation Global Grooves, names those who have shaped and inspired her career.

Two appointments at Wise Children

16 Nov 2017

POPPY KEELING will step down as Director of Complicité’s Creative Learning Programme to take up a new role as Executive Producer of Emma Rice’s new theatre company Wise Children in the new year.

Geissendorfer to take over from Manson

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16 Nov 2017

Formerly Producer at Almeida Theatre, and Relationship Manager for Theatre at Arts Council England, LILLI GEISSENDORFER will become Director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation from January 2018.

Durnin to step down

16 Nov 2017

Pitlochry Festival Theatre's Artistic Director, JOHN DURNIN, will step down in December after 15 years in post. He said: “I have decided that this is the right time to leave as it gives me the time and space to work out my next career move.”

New Director for Reading-on-Thames Festival

Anna Doyle
16 Nov 2017

ANNA DOYLE will lead plans to develop next year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival. She has previously developed programmes for organisations including the V&A museum and the British Council.

Fergus Linehan to stay with Edinburgh International Festival

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16 Nov 2017

Festival Director FERGUS LINEHAN has had his contract extended at Edinburgh International Festival and will stay with the organisation until 2022.

Northern Stage appoints new Director of Participation

Jill Adamson
16 Nov 2017

JILL ADAMSON has been selected as Director of Participation at Newcastle’s Northern Stage, having previously worked as a freelance theatre participation and learning consultant and Director of Education at York Theatre Royal.

Rudman joins BOP Consulting

16 Nov 2017

HANNAH RUDMAN has joined BOP Consulting as Associate Director. She will lead the consultancy’s new ‘organisational transformation practice’.

Hawke becomes Chair of Mid Pennine Arts

Stephanie Hawke
16 Nov 2017

DR STEPHANIE HAWKE, formerly Education Coordinator and Creative Learning Programme Manager with Mid Pennine Arts, has become Chair of the Board.


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