fellow, Royal Society of Arts; arts producer
Elizabeth Lynch works with artists and communities, combining artistic ambition with strategic vision, fostering collaboration and experiment. She creates and supports work that is engaging, challenging and gets people talking, thinking and feeling.
By leading creative organisations that place community involvement and participation at the heart of their vision, this approach has had a significant impact on their success and longevity. This experience informs Lynch’s freelance practice as an arts producer, researcher and consultant. Recently she has worked for HOME Slough, Bush Theatre, Kinetika and the Poetry Society. Producing the Sexology Season for Wellcome Collection 2014-15 and contributing regularly to their programmes. Lynch is an associate research fellow in contemporary theatre at Birkbeck University.
Lynch established the flagship Roundhouse Studios as Director 2001-8 and the influential Tower Hamlets Summer University as Director 1996-2001. As a theatre director, Lynch has worked with companies in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, including Naya Theatre and Ajoka Theatre. Chair of Board for Arts Catalyst and Theatre-rites, In 2002, Lynch was awarded Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award by London Borough of Tower Hamlets for an “exceptional contribution to youth and culture in the borough’’. She is currently leading their bid for London Borough of Culture.
You can follow Elizabeth on Twitter @nefertiti35.
Friday 10 November, 19:00 Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
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