RSC PAIR GET PARTING HONOURS
18.06.2012 / News / 0 Comments
Knighthood for McVicar, Hadid a dame in arts list
Michael Boyd, the retiring artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been knighted in the queen’s birthday honours list, while the RSC’s executive director, Vikki Heywood, is made a CBE. Together the pair have turned the company’s fortunes, and got the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford open. They both leave at the end of this year.
The former culture secretary Tessa Jowell is made a dame, as is the architect Zaha Hadid and the arts philanthropist Theresa Sackler.
The opera director David McVicar, the actor Kenneth Branagh, the musican and librettist Richard Stilgoe and the founder of the Eden project, Tim Smit, are all knighted.
CBE: Michael Berkeley, composer; Lady Susan Chinn, philanthropist; Harry Christophers, founder and director of The Sixteen; Maria Delfina Entrecanales, provider of artists’ studios in London; the author Susan Hill; Jack Lohman, former director of the Museum of London; Jennifer Montagu, art historian; Gordon Rintoul, director of the National Museums of Scotland; Alistair Spalding, CEO of Sadler’s Wells; the actress Kate Winslet.
MBE: Jonathan Betts, horology curator, National Maritime Museum; Ellen Bianchini, founder, The Spark Children's Arts Festival; John Blakeley, sculptor; Lara Bohinc, jewellery designer; Jean Breeze, poet; Peter Clowes, curator of the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum; Ronald Cookson, founder, Mills Archive Trust; Felix Cross, artistic director, NITRO; Barbara Cullimore, Nadfas volunteer; Sandra Drew, founder, Stour Valley Arts; Omar Fook, songwriter; John Fox, service to the arts; Michael Freeman, former curator, Ceredigion Museum; Carlton Guy, for services to African Diaspora Dance; Joan Keatings, services to the arts; Sylvia Menzies-Kitchin Founder, founder of gthe James Menzies-Kitchin Trust; Winifred Lewis, principal, Stafford School of Dance; James Lingwood and Michael Morris, co-directors, Artangel; Grant Morrison, comic book writer; Bettie Morton, services to community arts; Amanda Redman, actress; Diana Skilbeck, president, Boat Museum Society; Ernest Tomlinson, composer;
BEM: Colin Nicholson, services to music; in Colchester; Elizabeth Roberts, services to music; Janet Sawyer, MD of LittlePod; Lionel Skelhorne, heritage volunteer; Yvonne Whitley, heritage volunteer; Robert Wright, museum attendant.
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