London Culture team 2012 are helping everyone get involved
13th January 2010
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Today The London 2012 Culture team are delighted to announce Ruth Mackenzie as Director of Culture for London 2012. Leading the LOCOG Culture team, she will report to Tony Hall and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Board. 

She will be supported by a team of artistic advisers who will continue in their current roles: Martin Duncan, Craig Hassall, Sir Brian McMaster and Alex Poots. Read more about the appointments

Currently an expert adviser on broadcasting and cultural policy for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Ruth brings a wealth of experience. Previous roles include first General Director of the Manchester International Festival; Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre; and General Director, Scottish Opera.

She has also worked on a consultancy basis for the Barbican Centre, Tate, BBC, London Symphony Orchestra and Young Vic. She was awarded an OBE for her services to the theatre in 1995.

Taking the Cultural Olympiad up a gear, it's going to be an exciting year ahead for us all! As always, we welcome your thoughts. Email

London 2012 Open Weekend supported by BP 

In February and March london Culture team 2012 are holding a series of workshops across the UK on Open Weekend 2010, helping everyone get involved

For additional information or to register for a workshop,

 email the Open Weekend team



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