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‘30 Years of Tate Liverpool’, with Andrea Nixon

September 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Thursday, 27 September, 6:30 for 7:00pm  £25.00 per person.                  

The first quarter of this year’s Presidential programme ends on    Thursday 27 September,  as we celebrate 30 years of Tate Liverpool with an illustrated talk by Andrea Nixon, former Chief Executive of the Gallery.

Housed in a converted  warehouse within the historic Albert Dock, the Tate Liverpool was opened in 1988 by HRH Prince Charles, an event covered by BBC Two television, and displays work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British Art from the year 1500 to the present day as well as international modern art. Until 2003, Tate Liverpool was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London.

Andrea Nixon is a highly experienced executive director and cultural consultant with a significant track record in change management, strategic development, partnership programming, business development and fundraising. Appointed Executive Director of Tate Liverpool in 2006, Andrea led the management and continued development of the gallery from Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, up until May 2018. She has national board experience at Arts Council North, the Crafts Council and The Audience Agency, as well as serving on the Visitor Economy Board for the Liverpool City Region LEP from 2011 to 2018.  Prior to moving to Liverpool, Andrea was Director of Development for the Tate in London from 1998 to 2006, playing a key role in the creation of both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. She is currently Chair of the V&A Dundee Advisory Council, a Director of the Liverpool Waterfront Business Partnership and a member of the Humanities Research Board for Durham University.  As an independent consultant she is working with a range of clients on strategic cultural planning, including Liverpool City Council, the Old Vic Theatre in London, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Marketing Cheshire and the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.

Andrea graduated with a first-class Honours Degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University and has a post-graduate diploma in Arts Management from City University London.  She is married with a daughter and lives in Liverpool.



Italian roast tomato & pepper soup with cannellini beans & Parmesan, focaccia bread



Roast breast of chicken with a pork and sage farcie, mushroom & pancetta cream sauce

served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, roast chateau potatoes with garlic & thyme



Millionaire caramel mousse, honeycomb & butterscotch


tea, coffee & mints



September 27, 2018
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Athenaeum Liverpool
Church Alley
Liverpool,L1 3DDUnited Kingdom
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