Leo steps up at Barbican

Leonora Thompson has been appointed interim artistic director at the Barbican, in place of Louise Jeffreys who stood down in April.

Thompson was head of communications at the arts centre from 2008, but two years later was promoted to be director of audiences and development and in 2015 she left to be managing director of Welsh National Opera. She has returned to a building that is closed by the coronavirus lockdown.

Nevertheless, today she was able to announce new digital content available free at  barbican.org.uk/readwatchlisten.

“We’re really pleased that people are enjoying the programming we’re curating for them on our Read, Watch & Listen page” she said. “We’re presenting a range of content that showcases the uniqueness of the Barbican’s artistic offer, exploring the times we’re living through but also bringing inspiration and joy. I’m thrilled to be working at this incredible institution. Although it’s strange not being in the building, it’s still an honour to help the organisation through this difficult period.”



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