Jamie Beddard will be working with the Artistic and Programming team, and the organisations in the South East Disability Action Group. He will also drive the delivery of community projects. Jamie has worked as an Associate and Director for a range of organisations including Graeae, Diverse City and the Clore Leadership Programme, and has also worked as a Diversity Officer for the Arts Council.
“I have many ties to Ipswich – family, the arts and football! – and am delighted to be working in the region, and in particular, with the New Wolsey, an organisation that I have long visited and respected. There is genuine commitment too, and activity around reflecting the community in which the Theatre is located. As a disabled theatre director and performer, I have spent many years advocating for access, inclusion and rights. All these underpin the values of The New Wolsey, and it is gratifying to be able to focus upon the creative challenges in consolidating on the brilliant work already being done by the organisation. And ‘Agent of Change’ is a great title; I hope I can live up to it!”