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The truth about prioritisation: is it a dirty word in the arts & culture sector?

  • Trish Thomas

    Southbank Centre



The Old Library



The challenges of telling the most compelling stories to audiences when there are 3,000 events in your artistic programme spanning everything from exploding fish artworks and the gender agenda to US political heavyweights and festivals curated by music legends. Where and how do you deliver the best value through content?


Trish Thomas

Head of Digital Engagement at Southbank Centre

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Head of Digital Engagement at Southbank Centre

Trish Thomas is Head of Digital Engagement at Southbank Centre where she leads a team of 13 to deliver the websites, digital content production and social media channel experience. As part of the Audiences Directorate her team has a responsibility for driving sales as well as audience engagement.

With a background originally in journalism, Trish has a long career in Digital with previous roles at commercial agencies as well as Royal Museums Greenwich, Kew Gardens and Arts Council England.


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the old libary, custard factory birmingham

The Old Library

Located at The Custard Factory, in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, The Old Library is a truly unique space. The original library first opened as one of Birmingham’s five free libraries in 1866, and it is now the only one still standing. The library’s doors closed to the public in 1940 and remained closed until 1990. Many of the Victorian period features have been recently restored, including vaulted ceilings and iconic arch windows – making the interior light and airy, and flooded with natural daylight.

The Old Library is easily reached by public transport, car, or about 10 minutes walk from Birmingham city centre.

  • Nearby Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Access Seating Available
  • Toilets

The Old Library,
Gibb Street,
Birmingham, UK

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