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Goodison, Nicholas (24 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 24 (tape 15 side A): Eighty seven chairmanships over the years. His involvement with ENO and role on Board for twenty years. ENO’s adventurous artistic policy, the ‘people’s opera’, a successful operation attracting huge audiences at the Coliseum. NG talks about ENO educational policy and the Board’s political role. George Harewood’s (7th Earl) passionate involvement in opera as Managing Director then President of ENO. His war experiences. NG’s firm friendship with GH. Describes Harewood House as a National Treasure, details. Discusses complexities of raising money for projects e.g. ENO, Burlington Magazine, Courtauld, private giving and growth of charitable trusts. Further examples given. Lottery Fund and matching money led to boom in arts projects. Refers to the passion of private patrons.
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).