Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly was the first artisitc director of Battersea Arts Centre, taking the position in 1981. After the amalgamation of the boroughs of Wandsworth and Battersea, there was a campaign to save the building from demolition resulting in a grade II listing. After a period of being a council run community arts centre, the independent Battersea Arts Centre was formed with Jude taking the helm.

Since her work at Battersea Arts Centre Jude Kelly went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is now Artisitc Director of The Southbank Centre.