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  • ABOUT US

    LIFT explodes across the city every two years in June.

    Since 1981 LIFT has been pioneering new forms of theatre, presenting spectacular performances and moments of magic in every corner of the capital. A year-round programme culminates in the world-renowned biennial festival that transforms the city into a stage.

    Led by Mark Ball (LIFT Artistic Director 2009 – 2017), LIFT 2016 took place from 1 June to 2 July and was our most ambitious festival yet, with work happening everywhere from the Barbican and Sadler’s Wells to and East End graveyard and historic Music Hall. Our next festival will take place across London in June 2018 and will be led by Guest Artistic Director, David Binder.

    MEET THE TEAM

    We’re a lively bunch, dedicated to finding, promoting and collaborating with the greatest talent across the world. We’re all here to provide you with a memorable LIFT experience.

    Beki Bateson

    Executive Director

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    Francis Christeller

    Marketing & Development Coordinator

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    Priya Jethwa

    Executive Assistant

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    David Binder

    Guest Artistic Director, LIFT 2018

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    Jon Davis

    Producer

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    Bonnie Smith

    Marketing & Digital Manager

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    David Lewis

    Head of Finance and Operations

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    Dan Jacques

    Finance & Admin Assistant

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    Carolyn Forsyth

    Senior Producer

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    Kevin Isaacs

    Communications Consultant

    For PR enquiries get in touch with Kean|Lanyon for print and broadcast PR or The Corner Shop for online PR.

    LIFT’s generous and supportive Patrons are Dame Amelia FawcettRalph FiennesSir Nicholas HytnerLady Helena Kennedy, Sir Mark RylanceFiona Shaw CBEJuliet Stevenson CBEDame Janet Suzman and the Earl of Gowrie.

    OUR BOARD

    LIFT is governed by a dedicated and talented board of trustees, supported by a Digital Board and a Finance Committee. Their support ensures we are able to deliver all that we do to the highest standard.

    Bernard Donoghue

    Director - The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

    LIFT Trustee (Chair) & LIFT Finance Committee

    George Kessler CBE

    Joint Managing Director - Kesslers International Limited

    LIFT Trustee

    Hannah Azieb Pool

    Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture – Southbank Centre

    LIFT Trustee

    Martin Harrison

    Group Financial Controller - Inmarsat PLC

    LIFT Finance Committee

    Simon London

    Co-Founder – KidRated

    LIFT Trustee

    Alan Strong

    Technology consultant

    LIFT Trustee

    Craig Hassell AM

    CEO - Opera Australia

    LIFT Trustee

    Mitra Memarzia.

    Artist and Digital Consultant

    LIFT Trustee & Digital Board

    Aileen Walker OBE

    Public engagement and parliamentary strengthening specialist

    LIFT Trustee & LIFT Finance Committee

    Richard Huntington

    Strategy Director - Saatchi & Saatchi

    LIFT Trustee

    David Philip

    Retired Finance Director

    LIFT Trustee & LIFT Finance Committee (Chair)

    Enni-Kukka Tuomala

    Senior Strategist - adam&eveDDB

    Digital Board (Chair)

    Matt Muir

    Communications Consultant

    Digital Board

    Maya Gabrielle

    Senior Digital Producer - National Theatre and Author

    Digital Board

    Ross Sleight

    Chief Strategy Officer - Somo

    Digital Board

    Jonathan May

    Programme Manager (Americas and South Asia) - British Council

    Digital Board

    Tiru Thiruvilangam

    Head of Innovation and Engagement - Impact

    Digital Board

    Tishna Molla

    Film & Literary Agent, Michelle Kass Associates & freelance consultant

    Digital Board

    SUPPORT US

    LIFT platforms an astonishing diversity of work that engages with the big ideas of our times in eye-opening, witty and entertaining ways. LIFT is young at heart and curious of mind: we exist to challenge, provoke and invigorate, and most importantly to be bold, to experiment and to learn. We are ambitious and we want to do more.

    Your support is vital in making our work happen. As an individual or business there are many ways you can show your support to LIFT. From giving a little extra at the checkout to becoming a Founder supporter of LIFT, we welcome any support you can give.

    “Over the decades LIFT has perfected the art of Festival supporting and enabling artists from all over the world to produce their best work in this country.”

    Vikki Heywood CBE - Chairman, RSA

    NETWORKS

    LIFT works in partnership on projects with a range of local, national and international organisations to build stronger relationships with artists and the cultural sector to broaden our ambition.

    LIFT is proud to collaborate with partners across four European projects supported by the Creative Europe Programme and the Culture Programme of the European Union. This enables us to support artists, reach a wider and more diverse audience and create new work and initiatives.

    House on Fire

    Imagine 2020 (2.0)

    Urban Heat

    Be SpectACTive!

    JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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    Marketing & Digital Coordinator

    LIFT has an exciting opportunity for a bright, creative and driven individual to join our small and dynamic team as our Marketing & Digital Coordinator and contribute to the success of our biennial London-wide Festival as well as the year-round programme of work.

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