Agenda item

Management Report by the Centre's Directors

Report of the Managing Director.


Members received a report of the Managing Director providing updates from the Barbican Directors on their respective areas. The following comments were made:


·         The Managing Director was delighted the restrictions were lifted and the Centre was able to carefully welcome visitors back in a safe but gradual reopening. The aim continued to ensure the public felt confident and secure at the Centre.


·         It was noted that free movement for residents was available at Frobisher Crescent and the Barbican’s restaurants were reopening.


·         It was noted that all three shows in the Concert Hall had sold out.


·         Members were invited to join the Digital Team’s fortnightly update meeting.


·         It was confirmed that the Centre was open and safe, staff were fully trained, well prepared and planning for all scenarios with risk assessments.


·         Members were advised that 71% of the budget target had been achieved four months into the financial year and the Trusts & Grants team aimed to succeed this target.


·         A tribute to the late Sir Roger Gifford was made who was a patron and passionate about the Barbican.


·         In response to a question concerning future digital ambitions, Members were advised that the ambitions were huge and fundamental to everything going forward. The Team were looking to create a specific department to accelerate these ambitions and concrete options.


RESOLVED, that the Committee endorse Management’s approach to the future activities of the Centre.

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