17th Jun, 2019

Arts leader stands down

Rob George 4th Jun, 2019

A LONG-SERVING arts chief is stepping down from his role at the helm at Worcester Live after 24 years in charge.

Chris Jaeger revealed he was set to standing down by mutual agreement to concentrate on other arts projects in Worcestershire including the hugely popular Worcester Festival which is taking place again this summer and which he started 17 years ago.

The dedicated arts boss has worked tirelessly for the organisation and will be remembered for the annual Swan Theatre Pantomime, which he wrote and directed.

He also introduced annual productions at The Commandery and the Cathedral as well as reviving the Swan Theatre and Huntingdon Hall at a time when the future of neither venue could be guaranteed.

Muff Murfin, chairman of Worcester Live, said: “Thank you to Chris on behalf of the staff; the people of Worcestershire; Worcester City Council and various local charities who have all contributed financially to the success of the company under Chris’ leadership and guidance.

“We wish him well for the future.”

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