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Jul 9, 2022

David Sefton joined Gulbenkian Arts Centre in Canterbury as Artistic Director in 2021, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, after running the Adelaide Festival in Australia.

BTG Editor David Chadderton spoke to David about the 2022-23 season featuring companies such as Pussy Riot, 1927 and Improbable, and also about a career that took him from Liverpool to London’s South Bank, where he created the Meltdown Festival working with guest curators including Scott Walker, John Peel, Elvis Costello and Laurie Anderson, to UCLA Performing Arts in Los Angeles and then to Adelaide before returning to Kent—including a few stops on the way that he says aren’t even on his CV any more.

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