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Artistic Director, Trinity Theatre, (Tunbridge Wells, UK) 2006 - 2009
 
Programmed over 300 events each year, including dance, theatre, music (classical, jazz, rock and world), film, comedy, visual arts and community events. Developed and maintained a wide range of strategic relationships with funders, sponsors, artistic and community partners. Initiated and Chaired the Tunbridge Wells Arts Partnership, led Trinity through a period of major change achieving the best financial result in the organization's history.
 
Artists performing at Trinity included John Williams, Nicola Benedetti, Georgie Fame, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Lee Evans, Sir Jonathan Miller, Sir Roy Strong, Sir Clement Freud, Tara Arts, Out of Joint, Trestle Theatre Company & The Mediaeval Baebes. In 2009, jonathan produced and presented the World Premiere of Francis, the Holy Jester by Nobel Prize Winner, Dario Fo.

   

Artistic Director, Camden Peoples Theatre (London, UK) 2004 - 2006
 
Programmed 9 seasons of cutting-edge new and experimental theatre by emerging and established companies raising the profile of the organization.
 
Premiere's included Robert Pacitti's A Forest before subsequent performances at the Barbican (London) and The Tramway (Glasgow), Theatralia presenting Misterioso with Italian author Stefano Benni and dANTE oR dIE presenting the Premiere of Caliper Boy.
 
Mentored and supported many emerging theatre artists and companies as well as successfully re-branding the organization. Introduced online and outsourced box office and re-furbished both foyer and auditorium. 
 
Arts & Venue Manager, Hoxton Hall (London, UK) 2000 - 2004
 
Re-defined the artistic policy of the organization to create an unsurpassed reputation for brave, exciting experimental theatre, music, visual arts and dance. Leading names in the international scene included, Forced Entertainment, Reckless Sleepers, Ridiculusmus, Bobby Baker, Patti Smith, Badly Drawn Boy and Tracy Emin.  Raised over £150,000 in funding, lead the re-branding of the theatre, supported and mentored emerging artists such as A2 on the road to international success.
 
Introduced the monthly burlesque night Hoxton Bark and in doing so, was instrumental in creating the subsequent burlesque boom with artists such as Christopher Green, Francesca Baglione and Immodesty Blaize.
 
 
 
Artistic Director, Shoreditch & Hoxton Festival (London, UK) 2000
 
Conception and realization of a two-week multi-arts festival presented in and around a 600 seat circus tent in a public park, including all aspects of site set-up, ticketing and financial infrastructure, marketing, recruitment, artist liaison, budgetary control and programming. Events included contemporary Brazilian dance, traditional English Music Hall, Contemporary Circus, physical theatre, community plays, visual arts, live reggae, soul and jazz music and a Short Film Festival.
 
 
 

     

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