FutureEverything has appointed IRINI PAPADIMITRIOU, currently Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A and Head of New Media Arts for Watermans, as its new Creative Director. She will leave both posts to make the move to Manchester in October.
STEPHEN LANGRIDGE, Director for Opera and Drama at Gothenburg Opera in Sweden for the past five years, has been appointed Artistic Director of Glyndebourne. He will start his new role in spring 2019, working alongside Sarah Hopwood, Managing Director, as co-leader of the organisation.
NAOMI MILLER will be Deputy Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership from November. She has spent the past four and a half years fundraising at Bristol Cathedral, which has become one of the five most visited free visitor attractions in the south west.
PETER LEATHEM, CEO at PPL, the licencing body for recorded music, has been named as the new chairman at specialist healthcare charity the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). He takes over from RICHARD PRICE, who retired in July after 12 years.
BENGI UNSAL, Senior Contemporary Music Programmer at Southbank Centre, and musician ELLIE ROWSELL from alternative rock band Wolf Alice, have joined the Board at Music Venue Trust. SARAH THIRTLE, Director of Business Support Programmes at Creative United, has become Co-Chair alongside CHRIS PROSSER.
CLARE REDDINGTON has taken over as CEO of Watershed, leading alongside Executive Director MIRIAM RANDALL. Reddington, who joined Watershed in 2004 and established the organisation’s Creative Technology and international programmes, will continue as Creative Director alongside her new position. Current CEO DICK PENNY, who has led the organisation for 20 years, will take on the leadership of Watershed Ventures.
FEI, the UK based international cultural consultancy, has announced that GRAHAM SHEFFIELD, until recently global Director Arts at the British Council, will join the agency as an Associate Director to undertake consulting projects. He was previously Artistic Director of the Barbican Centre in London and Music Projects Director at the Southbank Centre.
Consultant and producer LOUISE COLES is to become interim Executive Director (part time) at Spare Tyre. Her experience includes working as Executive Director at The Blue Room Theatre and as Chief Executive of The Actors Centre. She takes over from LYNETTE SHANBURY as she moves on to her new position as Executive Director/CEO at Polka Theatre.