Liverpools Bluecoat Arts Centre, currently undergoing a £10m redevelopment, has appointed Alastair Upton, former Director of Charleston, as Chief Executive. Martha Hawkins has joined as Head of Marketing, and Director Bryan Biggs will now focus on creative programmes in his new role as Artistic Director.
Choreographer Javier De Frutos (pictured) has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. He will succeed Darshan Singh Bhuller, who has been in this role for 4 years.
Tessa MacGregor has joined the Scottish Book Trust as Marketing Manager. She was a manager and freelancer in marketing and publicity for several leading publisher houses in London including Random House, Penguin and Bloomsbury.
Northern Ballet Theatre has appointed Jon Ingham as Director of Fundraising. He spent the previous five years at the National Railway Museum in York, where he was Head of Fundraising.
Peter Hart (pictured) is the new Information Officer for FolkArts England, the national development agency for folk, roots and traditional music.
US writer Adriano Shaplin is to take up the newly created post of International Writer in Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Sheffield International Documentary Festival has announced that Heather Croall, formerly Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference, will be its new Director.
Mark Laville, Artistic Director of the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, has joined Creative Partnerships for a year-long development project.
Clióna Roberts, Head of Press and PR at the Young Vic, has left to pursue a freelance career.
Jennie Walker, Arts Marketing Officer for Nottinghamshire County Council, has left to join Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
Hannah Thomas (pictured), previously Education Officer at Walford Mill Crafts, is the new Manager for DepARTure Arts Education Agency, based at Dorset County Council.
Currently Marketing Manager of Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Louise Merrin is leaving to become Development and Marketing Manager of Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Arts.
The new Music Director of English National Opera will be Edward Gardner. Appointed Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour in 2003, and this summer making his debut in the main Glyndebourne Festival season, he will take up his new position in May 2007.
Professor Glynis Breakwell (pictured), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, has been confirmed as Chair designate of the Bath Festivals Trust.
Tom Chivers is leaving his full-time role with the hub to become a freelance poetry activist, producing events, publishing new work, managing artists and advocating for contemporary poetry. He will continue to work for the hub on a freelance basis.
Marilyn Scott (pictured), director of The Lightbox, the new Surrey-based gallery and museum, has been appointed to the board of SEMLAC, the South East Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.