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James Turnbull
Creative Producer

Lives & works in Brighton & Hove, UK

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James Turnbull is an award-winning producer, programmer, educationalist and project manager.

He has been working in the UK arts and cultural sector for over 18 years, managing and collaborating with some of the UK's most celebrated companies, festivals and venues including The Shout, Cartoon De Salvo, The Old Market, Starboard Festival and Otherplace Productions (The Warren).

James’ tour and production management includes work for the BBC Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and the South Bank Centre as well as found spaces, village halls, schools and youth clubs.

As Executive Producer of the award-winning OnO Theatre for over six years, James oversaw more than 50 productions and theatre-in-education tours, raising significant investment from Arts Council England; the police; the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and local authorities. James is a trained work-based learning assessor, and has widely taught Live Events & Promotions and Arts Management at further and higher education levels in London and Sussex.

James was a Director of Otherplace Productions for five years, with whom he founded pop-up performance festival site, The Warren – winning Best Venue and Outstanding Contribution to the Brighton Festivals at The Latest awards in 2012 – as well as managing central Brighton theatre, music, film and visual art venue, The Basement. 

In recent years, James has been the spearhead of TOMtech – a multi-faceted research & development project for The Old Market, pushing the boundaries of performance and technology, virtual reality and live storytelling – for which he has been profiled by The Guardian and the BBC.

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