Commissioned artist Rutie Borthwick for a mural installed in St Mary’s A & E mental health assessment room.
Executive producer on GROOMED a film by Nancy Meckler of Patrick Sandford’s play.
I am a director and founder (with Charles Rifkind) of the Visitors’ Arts Foundation. We have been campaigning for a London-wide hotel tax to provide additional funding for free entry museums, galleries, libraries and parks. We have had numerous meetings with the Mayor’s Office, Hotel Groups and Museums & Galleries. We hope this scheme will become a reality before too long.
Negotiated with Transport for London for a free TFL scheme for School students to travel free by tube and bus to all arts events in the capital – during Ken Livingstone’s first term as Mayor.
Commissioned Tim Foster Architects for the ACE Lottery Funded/Brent Council & Public subscription funded
300 seat Tricycle Cinema completed and winner of a Royal Institute of British Architects award.
Commissioned bronze statue by Allan Sly, “GETTING BACK ON THE RIGHT FOOT”, outside St Mary’s Hospital – main entrance of Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing. In honour of my parents Henry & Mary Kent.
Initiated the first British “Pay what you can” ticket scheme, which was then championed by the Mark Fisher, the then Minister for the Arts, in a House of Commons debate on future theatre practice.