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Following the award of our grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund, we have the luxury of an interval to consolidate and review after successive waves of change and fundraising pressures.
 
Despite the government’s announcement of a second lockdown on top of the existing restrictions on theatres, we are actively working to adapt the models of our work and engagement with audiences and artists to whatever works in the new normal.
 
The time is right for a future transition and we have made a start with online and hybrid performances and workshop activities and we are delighted with the collaboration with artists local and more widely.  The team is working with tremendously active creativity on our offerings for Christmas and 2021, whatever happens in the pandemic situation.
 
Ian Woods has announced that whilst no time is the good time, this pivotal point is an opportunity to step aside to enjoy retirement after 22 years . His is a massive track record of delighting audiences with our programming and customer service, and guiding us through wave upon wave of projects, changes and all the fundraising to keep the show on the road.  Individually we have been, as Norwich Puppet Theatre and its community has been, incredibly lucky to have had this service and enthusiasm and to have worked alongside him!
 
Ian is working through his notice period, and the Theatre is delighted he has offered a tapered departure through to March.   In that period, Ian will work with the trustees, management team and staff as we move at pace to review our activities and future leadership options to secure the continued success and sustainability of our business. 
We plan to say more about our recruitment process for the future by the end of November.  We hope theatre arts professionals will give this a sympathetic response and we are sure that the right person for us is out there, and that we will be the right place for them. We hope to have a swift and effective engagement with what we are sure will be a creative and competitive field, and make an appointment very early in 2021. 5th Nove

5th November 2020

Following the award of our grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund, we have the luxury of an interval to consolidate and review after successive waves of change and fundraising pressures. 

Despite the government’s announcement of a second lockdown on top of the existing restrictions on theatres, we are actively working to adapt the models of our work and engagement with audiences and artists to whatever works in the new normal. 

The time is right for a future transition and we have made a start with online and hybrid performances and workshop activities and we are delighted with the collaboration with artists local and more widely.  The team is working with tremendously active creativity on our offerings for Christmas and 2021, whatever happens in the pandemic situation. 

Ian Woods has announced that whilst no time is the good time, this pivotal point is an opportunity to step aside to enjoy retirement after 22 years. His is a massive track record of delighting audiences with our programming and customer service, and guiding us through wave upon wave of projects, changes and all the fundraising to keep the show on the road. 

Individually we have been, as Norwich Puppet Theatre and its community has been, incredibly lucky to have had this service and enthusiasm and to have worked alongside him! Ian is working through his notice period, and the Theatre is delighted he has offered a tapered departure through to March.   

In that period, Ian will work with the trustees, management team and staff as we move at pace to review our activities and future leadership options to secure the continued success and sustainability of our business. 

We plan to say more about our recruitment process for the future by the end of November.  We hope theatre arts professionals will give this a sympathetic response and we are sure that the right person for us is out there, and that we will be the right place for them.

We hope to have a swift and effective engagement with what we are sure will be a creative and competitive field, and make an appointment very early in 2021. 

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