UK arts and disability organisation Shape has been joined by Steve Mannix as its new Chief Executive. He joins the organisation from the lesbian and gay campaigning organisation Stonewall, and prior to this was at Battersea Arts Centre, Graeae Theatre Company and the Albany Empire, Deptford.
After four and a half years as Press & Marketing Manager, Toby Oliver is leaving Colchester?s Mercury Theatre in January to join Sheffield Theatres in the role of Media Officer.
Mike Griffiths (pictured) is the new Administrative Director of the Traverse Theatre. He has been Production Manager there since 1993, and is also Director of the Scottish Theatres Training Trust.
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds has announced the appointment of Kate Tyrrell to its newly created post of General Manager. She will join the Theatre from East England Arts, where she has been Arts Development Officer for the past four years.
Sally Thomas is the new Training Coordinator for the Steps in Time project run by Community Dance Wales, and Gemma Allen has been appointed as the project?s Administrator. Haidee Bell is to change role at West Yorkshire Arts Marketing, having been appointed Literature Marketing Manager. appointed Literature Marketing Manager. This is a two year post to work with the independent literature sector in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, and is the first job of its kind in a marketing agency in the UK.
Trevor Pinnock, founder of the English Concert and its Artistic Director for nearly 30 years, will hand over the artistic direction of the organisation to violinist Andrew Manze at the end of the 2002/3 concert season.
Violinist Thomas Zehetmair has been appointed as Music Director of Northern Sinfonia, for a three year period which will span the completion and opening of its home base at the £70m Music Centre Gateshead.
Julie Bladon has joined Bucks Dance as its new Office Manager, and Julie Middleton is the new Youth Dance Development Worker. Lady Scott of Foscote has stepped down as Chair after 14 years, and Eckhard Thiemann, founding Director of Hampshire Dance has taken on this role.
The Phone Room has appointed Vanessa Bradley as the new Call Centre Manager. She has previously run call centres in both the UK and Australia, and joins the company from her position as Supporter Communications Manager with Oxfam.