Just in: London’s South Bank seeks new boss

The South Bank’s CEO, Alan Bishop, announced his retirement today, effective next year.

A former Saatchi ad man who was inserted by the Gordon Brown government in 2008, Bishop has maintained an invisible profile while steadily diluting the arts centre’s offer from high culture to general recreation.

Tributes are trickling in for his outstanding achievement.

Bishop’s successor is more likely to be recruited from industry than from the arts, more’s the pity.

 

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  • If there are the same number of classical concerts being given, and he has just made sure the venue is used on other nights, then I can’t see the problem.

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