In conversation with Richard Wakely of the Belfast International Arts Festival
A Taste of Ireland with Ed Finn
Sunday, October 11th, 2020 - 37 minutes
Richard is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Belfast International Arts Festival, Ireland’s leading annual festival event of contemporary arts and ideas from across the globe. Previous posts include Commissioner for the China–Ireland Cultural Exchange Programme for the Irish Government; Managing Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (Ireland’s National Theatre) and General Manager of Hampstead Theatre, London.
Between these latter two theatres he transferred, produced and co-produced 18 productions into London’s West End including Dolly West’s Kitchen by Frank McGuinness, Burn This by Lanford Wilson (with John Malkovich), Dead Funny by Terry Johnson and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness (also Broadway, New York). The Belfast Arts Festival will celebrate its' 60th year in 2022. Previous acts have included Jimmy Hendriks and Sir Laurence Olivier.