SPEECHES

2016

Speech for Tang Xianzu Shakespeare Forum | China | December 2016

Shakespeare 400: From Playwright to PLC | A speech for Moscow | December 2016

The Power of Theatre | Delivered at the opening of the National Taichung Theater, Taiwan | October 2016

An Open Letter to the Arts Sector (response to the UK's vote to leave the European Union) | June 2016 

Orchestral manoeuvres: aid to cultural relations or diplomatic window dressing? | A speech for the Multi Orchestra International Conference, Brazil | May 2016

Manifesto for a New Relationship | A speech for the 2016 Inter-Ministerial Conference and Expo, Nigeria | April 2016

2014

Space Race for Art: A Troubled Launch Pad | Jordan | August 2014

Space for Art, Space for Learning, Space for Inspiration – A Game Changer | Chile | January 2014

2013

Speech for Indonesian Film Forum | Indonesia | September 2013

2012

Diplomacy of Culture: Artists on the Front Line | October 2012

2011

Culture: The Smart Investment for Regions | A speech for the EU Culture Forum | October 2011