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Friday 18 October 2019

Irish are leading the way in UK arts scene

Annie Mac (Ian West/PA)
Annie Mac (Ian West/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

There are several top Irish people leading the way in British arts institutions.

These include Orla O'Loughlin, who was artistic director at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Ms O'Loughlin, whose parents hail from Co Clare, has just taken up a role as vice principal and director of drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

John Gilhooly is director of classical music theatre, Wigmore Hall in London. Mr Gilhooly, from Limerick, has just been awarded an OBE from the Queen for transforming the much loved chamber venue.

Dylan Haskins, from Dublin, is a young executive producer at the BBC and he is also trustee at Rich Mix London, East London's independent arts venue.

Belfast-born Anne Morrison is a former BBC executive, former chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) and now currently a board member of Women in Film & Television (UK).

Dublin DJ Annie Mac - who worked behind the scenes and as a DJ in radio for 10 years - now hosts her own show 'Future Sounds' on BBC Radio 1 and also runs her company, Annie Mac Presents (AMP).

Irish Independent

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