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Who we are, what we are
President: Simon Tait
Vice-President: Jeffery Taylor
Hon. General Secretary: William Russell
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Cargin
Trustees: Ian Herbert, Michael Billington
The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is comprised of the five sections listed above. 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.
David Gritten and Barry Norman on Richard Attenborough
The man who called everyone "darling."
Richard Attenborough: 29 August 1923 - 24 August 2014
An iconic British filmmaker and actor
Lord Attenborough with critic Barry Norman
Ivan Waterman protests
Food, glorious food
Critic Ben Walters on why he is a critic
He tells how vocational passion inspired his new Guardian ebook on criticism.
Advice for those who aspire to be critics.
Peerless Potter Perry Wins Our Award for Services to the Arts
The first visual artist in its 25 year history to do so
25 Glorious Years.
100 Critical Moments
Circle Publications as welll as 100 Critical Moments we have published a history of the Circle - A Critical Century.
12 Years a Slave leads CC Film Awards
Steve McQueen's film collects three prizes as Gary Oldman picks up the night's top prize
Criticism Today - ICA 13 June
A panel of critics chaired by Mark Kermode discuss the issues facing criticism today.
Alison Frank looks at the problems facing critics today.