Drew, Joanna. (41 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 41. Joanna Drew [JD] comments briefly on Chairmanships of Lord Gowrie, Lord Palumbo and Sir Ernest Pooley; anecdote about Lord Clark leaving a meeting through boredom. Mentions WRM again and recounts anecdote about Lord Cottesloe being mistaken for a butler at a reception. Details of uneasy relations between Kenneth Robinson [KR] and Roy Shaw. Anecdote about KR's response to recommendation that English National Opera [ENO] be axed. Reference to the AC's axing of Kent Opera; mentions predicament of D'Oyley Carte and Carl Rosa Opera companies. Details of WRM's involvement in appointment of Luke Rittner; refers to recent correspondence with Roy Strong relating to appointment of Charles Saumarez Smith as Director of National Gallery [NG] and Sandy [SN] appointment as director of National Portrait Gallery [NPG]. Refers to SN's career and starts to analyse effect of part of the Arts Council's [AC] Art department moving to South Bank Centre [SBC].

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