Interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette

Interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2014

Chairman, Arts Council England

Sir Peter Bazalgette, in a special interview, talks about arts and cultural funding, whether there is an imbalance of support between London and the rest of England, cultural philanthropy and the likely evolution of funding in the future.

Speaker Biography

Sir Peter Bazalgette is chair of Arts Council England and former chair of English National Opera.

He has raised funds for arts and media organisations, notably as chair of The Crossness Engines Trust (a steam museum) and as deputy chair of The National Film and Television School.

Sir Peter also has a number of media interests, serving on the Boards of market researcher YouGov, and digital advertiser MirriAd and is on the Advisory Board of BBH. In TV he is the president of The Royal Television Society and a non-executive director of ITV. He previously served as the Chief Creative Officer of Endemol and devised several internationally successful television formats. He was also a non-executive director of DCMS. Sir Peter also writes a regular food column for the Financial Times.

This event is free: book tickets via Eventbrite and bring your confirmation on the day.

There are four events in this series, all are free but booking is required. The other events are London and the Cities (Thu 9 Oct, 19:30), Freeing Cities (Wed 15 Oct, 19:30) and Art and Media in London and the Cities (Thu 13 Nov, 18:00).

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