Huge congratulations to our Chair of Trustees, Julian Bird who received an OBE in the New Years Honours List!
Julian has been instrumental in leading the De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust, joining as a Trustee when he was Chief Operating Officer at Tate, and becoming Chair when he was CEO of the Society of London Theatre and Theatrical Management Association (SOLT) and the Executive Producer of the Olivier Awards, the UK’s main annual theatre awards ceremony (pictured here).
Julian’s knowledge and years of experience in the live performance industry was essential in steering the sector through the darkest days of the pandemic, supporting us to ensure that the business emerged intact from the economic challenges of the past three years. Earlier this year Julian announced his departure from SOLT to launch a new production company, Green Room Ents, with producer Nica Burns. He also broadcasts a weekly show for Bauer Radio’s station Magic at The Musicals.
Julian’s family are local and he has been a regular visitor and fan of the Pavilion all his life.
Thank you Julian for your ongoing dedication to DLWP!
Posted by sally on Monday 2 January 2023