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Kingston’s live music project ‘CIRKT’ gets a dynamic identity and project manager

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Kingston Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Doyle as Project Manager to lead on the development of Kingston’s grass roots live music project.

Funded by the Mayor of London, as part of the London Borough of Culture initiative, Anna will work with venues, musicians and community partners to create a dynamic programme of events and opportunities to support the borough’s live music offer during 2019.

Anna’s experience includes directing the Reading-upon-Thames Festival’s cultural programme, which is part of Arts Council England, Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Places scheme and working as a Creative Producer during the 2012 London Olympics. She has also worked with many artists, cultural and heritage charities from Heavenly Films, whose associated record label launched the careers of The Manic Street Preachers, the Doves, Beth Orton, Ed Harcourt and Saint Etienne - to D-Fuse whose work includes collaborations with many groundbreaking musicians such as Steve Reich, Beck and Scanner.

Councillor Malcolm Self, Kingston Council’s Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Planning Policy, Culture & Heritage said:

"We are thrilled and excited Anna is joining us. This is a great appointment for our pioneering music project which will champion live music and up and coming artists. Anna brings a wealth of experience and contacts from the music industry. We look forward to welcoming her to Kingston and introducing her to the many talented people we have in the borough.”

During the summer, five third year graphic students at Kingston University, mentored by Associate Professor, Kieran O’Connor, created the name CIRKT (pronounced “circuit”) for the project. The team worked together to produce an identity that will work across all marketing channels from posters and social media to t-shirts and beer mats, and the name highlights the project’s ambition to connect artists, venues and audiences in Kingston.  

Commenting on the outstanding quality of their work, Joanne Moulton, Head of Culture and Heritage, said:

“When they presented their ideas we were just blown away by their creativity and the quality of their thinking. Their enthusiasm, hard work and professionalism is just extraordinary. We can’t wait to launch CIRKT and to see their work online and on the streets across the borough.”

CIRKT demonstrates Kingston Council’s continued support for Culture. Celebrating home-grown talent, our rich music heritage and the night-time economy are key themes in the borough’s cultural strategy. An innovative new Culture and Economic Development Board, was approved at the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee, to bring together the implementation of the borough’s cultural and economic priorities through partnership working.

London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative with support from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust and Airbnb.