Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly
Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre - 13th February 2013
Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, took to the stage on 13th February at The Marriott Hotel, County Hall for her very own Plan Talk hosted by Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph. Ms Kelly said: "Hearing women's stories of heroism, injustice or stoicism have inspired in me a determination to work for equality in the world. Contributing to Plan Talks gives me a chance to speak about those influences in my life."
Jude’s talk was enjoyed by an audience across the creative, media, business, government and charitable sectors.
Jude Kelly is Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre and former Chair of Culture and Education for London 2012.
Jude is an award-winning theatre director. After founding Battersea Arts Centre she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, then took over the helm at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. As both Artistic Director and CEO of the country's largest regional theatre, she established a popular 'centre of excellence'.
Amongst her many successes, Jude's production of 'Singin' in the Rain' transferred to the Royal National Theatre and won an Olivier for Outstanding Musical Production. She also directed Ian McKellen in 'The Seagull', Patrick Stewart in 'Johnson over Jordan' and Dawn French in 'When We Are Married'.
Jude represents Britain on cultural matters at UNESCO. She has also jointly chaired the Curricula Advisory Committee on Arts and Creativity, with Lord Puttnam, and she served on the Cultural Olympiad Board, responsible for delivering the creative, cultural and educational aspects of London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.