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James Pidgeon appointed director of Shoreditch Town Hall, London

James Pidgeon. Photo: Ludo Des Cognets

Shoreditch Town Hall in London has appointed James Pidgeon as its new director.

He succeeds Nick Giles, who leaves the organisation after five years in the role [1].

Pidgeon is currently deputy director of the venue and has previously held the role of programme manager and producer.

He said: “It is an absolute honour to be given the opportunity to lead Shoreditch Town Hall during the next chapter of its journey, building on the vision and huge success of what Nick has achieved over the past five years.“

Giles announced his departure earlier this month, having taken up the job in 2011. Since that time, Shoreditch Town Hall’s annual turnover increased from £330,000 to £1.1 million.

The venue’s chair, Stephen Robertson, added: “The trustees and I are thrilled to welcome James into the role of director at Shoreditch Town Hall. His vision and exceptional artistic capabilities have been a critical driving force in the development of the organisation to date.“