Playhouse appoints new Chief Executive

Sat, 06/03/2021 - 15:21 -- Editor

The Playhouse has announced the appointment of Kevin Murphy as their new CEO.Kevin is a proud Derryman and a graduate of St. Columb's College. The Playhouse introduce Kevin thus: Kevin "is a cultural leader and creative citizen whose career has been about enabling people and encouraging positive change.His journey began as a professional musician performing and facilitating music in London. He has been Artistic Director of Music55-7, transforming Derry’s classical music series to include a fully-fledged education program, numerous festivals, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and an international peace-building project, Apple Hill Playing for Peace.He has led the national arts development agency, Voluntary Arts Ireland as their Chief Officer as well as becoming Deputy CEO of Voluntary Arts, the network that provides a unifying voice for the voluntary and amateur arts across the UK and Republic of Ireland.He is a Clore Fellow, Common Purpose Graduate and an International Futures Forum practice advisor."