Alan Miller is a director of The New York Salon, a forum for inter-disciplinary, open debate. He is CEO of The Vibe Bar, London.
He is also the co-founder of the Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London’s East End. The Truman Brewery now has over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a new cultural quarter. Alan sat on The Arts Council’s London Arts Board for several years.
Alan is a film director and has had his work broadcast internationally and writes and produces with his partners in Argosy Pictures. Argosy Pictures has just completed the movie Beijing-New York which screened at Cannes – and the company has several film projects in development and pre production. Alan also produces and consults, recently helping out on the documentaries Beware of Mr Baker and Venus & Serena.
He writes on various cultural issues for several publications, including spiked, Culture Wars, The American and the Huffington Post and is a regular contributor on LBC’s Ian Collins Sat night news roundtable and with Nikki Bedi on BBC London. He also has his own show on East London Radio.
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Professor Marilyn Monk, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London