5 speakers 15 minutes each
Helen Marriage is Artistic Director of Artichoke, which she founded with Nicky Webb in 2005. Over the last nine years Artichoke has produced some of the UK’s most talked about large-scale art events ranging from Royal de Luxe’s The Sultan’s Elephant, which saw central London come to a standstill with over 1,000,000 spectators, through Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth project One & Other, to Peace Camp made by international theatre director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw for the London 2012 Olympic Festival. Artichoke’s biennial festival celebrating the power of light, Lumiere, has become an international sensation, drawing visitors from across the globe to the wintry darkness of Northern England, and more recently, London. Helen was granted a prestigious Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard, from 2012-2013.