Deborah keeps the music playing at Kettle’s Yard, working with music programmers Justin Lee (Chamber Music) and Tom McKinney (New Music) to provide our renowned and varied concert series. Not to forget our Student Music concert which adds another dimension to the mix. Deborah worked in art journalism and has interesting degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge (but not in art, music or journalism).
Deborah’s favourite thing about Kettle’s Yard:
It’s a great privilege to spend as many hours as I do gazing at the artwork in the Kettle’s Yard extension as the music washes over me. There are two wooden objects in that room that delight and intrigue me. One is John Catto’s ‘St Edmund’ which lurks quietly under the stairs in meditative peace (despite third degree burns). The other is the gargantuan slice of tree trunk that forms the plinth for Gaudier-Brzeska’s ‘Bird swallowing a fish’. This driftwood stonker found its way to Jim Ede from the Scilly Isles – very, very slowly overland – I understand. I like to think of its odyssey.