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Trustees' Annual Education Lecture 2017
Thu 27 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
It is with great pleasure that Arts & Media School Islington announce the guest speaker for the 4th Trustees’ Education Lecture on Thursday 27 April 2017. Sir Matthew Bourne, widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer and director will be in conversation with Sarah Crompton former Arts Editor-in-Chief and Dance Critic at The Telegraph.
In 2012 the school opened an £18m refurbishment with a brand new 250 seat Theatre. The Trustees are keen to see the facility used as a resource for the local community. Susan Service Head teacher said: “We develop the young people of tomorrow with a quality education at the heart of that experience. We are interested in hearing the views of people from within and outside of our community and believe the Education Lecture will create an important platform for dialogue”.
Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, Artistic Director, New Adventures & Re:Bourne
Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. He was knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2016 for services to dance.
Matthew is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.
Matthew started his dance training at the comparatively late age of 22. He danced professionally for 14 years creating many roles in his own work. As Artistic Director of his first company, Adventures in Motion Pictures (1987-2002) Matthew created many award winning works. Further hit productions were created when New Adventures was launched in 2002, becoming the UK’s busiest and most successful dance company.
In 2008 he established his charity Re:Bourne to increase opportunities that inspire young people with a passion for dance.
Sarah Crompton is the former Arts Editor-in-Chief and Dance Critic at The Telegraph. Now freelance. Still writing on all things cultural. Born in Manchester, she was educated at Hertford College, Oxford and University College, Cardiff, before beginning her career on the Coventry Evening Telegraph. Since then she has worked on Woman, Woman’s Own and the Telegraph Magazine before arriving at the paper as Arts Editor.