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Jude Kelly CBE is Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Britain’s largest cultural institution.
She founded Solent People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, and was the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 1997 she was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts. She has directed over 100 productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, to the Châtalet in Paris.
In 2002 Jude founded Metal, a platform where artistic hunches can be pursued in community contexts, with bases in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-On-Sea.
Jude led the cultural team for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid and then served on the Board of the cultural Olympiad.
She is a regular broadcaster and commentator on a range of issues relating to society, art and education.