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:


·         In response to questions by Members regarding the Centre’s policy on bringing staff back to the office, Officers confirmed that staff would be encouraged to come in two days a week; however, this was not a requirement and Heads of Departments were working with staff to decide what was best for their teams. This would be reviewed over autumn and a plan evolved over time. The aim was to make sure the Centre was a safe space for staff to return to.


·         Members were reminded that there were staff and contractors who had worked on site throughout the pandemic and were thanked by the Director of Operations and Buildings.


·         A Member highlighted the opportunity to explore new cultural patterns and enquired what the numbers were for the Centre’s digital offerings which were not provided in the report. Officers agreed to share digital data with Members.


·         A Member asked what the policy was on rescheduling events. Officers confirmed the public were always given honest appraisals of why an event could not go ahead and refunded.


RESOLVED - that the Board endorse Management’s approach to the future activities of the Centre.

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