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#savingronsplace Your help will make a difference We have have the opportunity to save Ron’s Place for the nation and for the local community but there is a great deal of work to be done. In the short term we need to raise funds to help us take care the basics, and this is where…

The Caravan Gallery
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The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who use photography to document what they call the ‘reality and surreality’ of everyday life. Founded in the year 2000, The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition space and itinerant social club on wheels housed in a 1969 mustard coloured…

Martin Wallace
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Martin Wallace

Martin began directing music videos for bands such as Pulp, Tindersticks, Aphex Twin and Biffy Clyro. As a director of factual television, he is an International Emmy and Royal Television Society North West award winner and BAFTA nominee. His feature debut as a writer-director, Small Creatures, was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best…

Colin Simpson
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Colin Simpson

Principal Museums Officer, Wirral Museums ServiceColin first came to Birkenhead as Keeper of Decorative Arts at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in 1980 and is now Wirral’s Principal Museums Officer, a post he has held for nearly 20 years.  He has extended the Williamson’s permanent collection and produced an active exhibition programme, mostly art…

Angela Samata
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Angela Samata

BAFTA nominee Angela Samata presented the award-winning BBC1 documentary Life After Suicide. She has worked in Suicide Prevention and the Arts for almost two decades, speaking internationally on both subjects. Angela sits on Tate Liverpool’s Advisory Board, lead the John Moores Painting Prize until 2015, is a Trustee of Hospital Rooms and an invited member of…

Annie Lord
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Annie Lord

I have over thirty years’ experience of working in museums. I started out as a Textile Conservator at the V&A, later moving to the National Museums Liverpool (NML). From 2004 I worked as Head of Museum Exhibitions developing and delivering temporary and touring exhibitions across NML’s museum sites. I led on a wide range of…

Professor Iain Jackson
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Professor Iain Jackson

Iain Jackson is a professor of architecture and research director at the Liverpool School of Architecture. He practised architecture in Liverpool and Manchester before undertaking a PhD on  Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India. Iain’s survey drawings of Nek Chand’s garden are now held in the permanent collection of the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin,…

Bryan Biggs
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Bryan Biggs

Bryan Biggs is Artistic Director of Bluecoat, where he has curated exhibitions and events over four decades, working with artists at the intersection of visual art, literature, music and performance. Much of this has been issue-based, culturally diverse and collaborative. He currently leads a cultural legacies programme, exploring echoes of Bluecoat’s heritage in the present….