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The Brewhouse Welcomes A New Chief Executive

Taunton Theatre Association is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Amy Bere, who takes up her role to lead the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre on 1st October 2020.

Amy is currently Executive Director for the Arts at Dartington Trust where she leads the development and delivery of Dartington’s artistic strategy.  Amongst a wide range of responsibilities, Amy manages the performance programme – the internationally renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival, Barn Cinema, Dartington Live series, as well as the Engage programme, which works with regional arts organisations and community practitioners.

This experience perfectly positions Amy to bring fresh ideas and a new approach to The Brewhouse and its mission to bring great arts and culture to the South West through its live performance, cinema and community engagement programmes.

Amy Bere said “I’m excited to be joining the staff, volunteers and trustees of the Brewhouse Theatre. It’s an incredibly challenging time for artists, communities and organisations in the wake of global events, however I look forward to supporting and developing resilience through cultural engagement in Taunton and Somerset, working with the creative community in the region and beyond.“

Others of Amy’s career highlights include large scale enrichment programmes with Opera North and Glyndebourne as well as broad experience working with Leeds’ Caribbean and South Asian communities, alongside summer learning projects showcasing at Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate International Festival.

This impressive roster of high profile collaborations and an innate desire to improve the lives of her community through the arts will truly enrich The Brewhouse’s offering, while benefitting Somerset’s arts community.

Val Hammond, Chair of Trustees of Taunton Theatre Association said “Amy brings a huge range of skills and practical experience to TTA and The Brewhouse at a challenging time for theatres everywhere.  The Trustees look forward to working with her as we move forward with our plans to further grow the work of our theatre and art centre and to making art and culture accessible to all in our community and the South West.”