Tripoli Cafe 1960, May 1960, by Marilyn Stafford
By Patrick Kelly, Northern Editor
The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Druham, is, like all museums and galleries in England, unable to open its doors until May 17th. But the fact that you can’t get to see the amazing treasures inside merely gives the visitor a better chance to admire the magnificence of the building itself.
Tanika Gupta, playwright
Lorna Fulton is the creative director of ArtReach, the Leicester-based contemporary arts development agency devoted to spreading creative engagement, which this week launches a new Europe-wide website to promote artists under 30, called Liberty EU
Ellie Griffiths is a specialist in sensory theatre, a way of capturing imaginations through lights, sound, textures, vibrations and smells. She is the artistic director and joint-CEO of Oily Cart, having taken over from the trio who founded the children’s theatre company 40 years ago. She has become the first UK artist to be awarded the Assitej International Award for Artistic Excellence, presented by the international network of children’s theatre organisations and shared with the Serbian choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander.
Rishi Sunak has handed visitor attractions a multimillion-pound lifeline, but Callum Lumsden, director of Lumsden Design - behind the retail spaces at MoMA in New York, Harry Potter in London, Abbey Road Studios, Vienna’s Winter Palace, the V&A and Tate Modern – says there’s a bigger job to be done here. We need to rethink visitor attractions, and recognise their role in reconnecting museums, galleries and venues with local communities
Anya Zakharova, managing director of Stellar International Art Foundation, believes non-fungible tokens - NFTs – can break the exclusivity of the art industry
Chris Grady is a facilitator and trainer who has done most jobs in theatre over a 40 year career except act and direct. He and his CGO Institute have established a unique Diploma for Creative Producing, with the first cohort graduating in February at the end of a 16-week course and the second starting on April 12, the third in November.
ALAN GRIEVE has run the Jerwood Foundation as an arts and education charity for 30 years, and given away more than £100m. Now, at 93, he contemplates the future for the arts and the Jerwood
Leaping lady, 17th April 1954, by George Douglas
Culture& was founded in 1987 as Cultural Co-operation to promote diversity in the arts and heritage workforce, cultural exchange and to expand audiences. A charity, it has appointed Miranda Lowe, a curator at the Natural History Museum, as its chair. Last year she appeared as a guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Museum of Curiosity when her hypothetical donation was a moon jellyfish.
Charlotte Randle's is a familiar face on television and stage, with the thriller mini-series The Trials of Jimmy Rose, roles in RSC productions and appearances on the London stage, but Covid-19 and the lockdowns have closed theatres in what has been a mad and painful year for performers. It has prompted a career diversion for Charlotte and her new venture is as the voice on the audiobook, Glyn K Green’s Jung for Kittens.