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Mark Shenton, chair of the Drama section and award winner Dame Judi Dench at the Theatre Awards. Lisat of winners and photograohs on Drama page. Picture © Stephen Pover Photography

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Welcome to the Critics' Circle website

Who we are, what we are

President: Jeffery Taylor

Vice-President: Anna Smith

Hon. General Secretary: Rick Jones
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Cargin

Trustees: Ian Herbert, Michael Billington

The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is composed of six sections - Drama, Music, Film, Dance, Visual Arts and Literary criticism. The Literary section, set up in November 2014, does need members and anybody interested should contact the Hon Gen Secretary Rick Jones. The Circle's aims are to promote the art of criticism, to uphold its integrity in practice, to foster and safeguard members’ professional interests, to provide opportunities to meet, and to support the advancement of the arts.

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