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Lucy Neal

Lucy Neal

Lucy Neal is a theatre maker and community activist, interested in how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. Co-founder Director of the influential London International Festival of Theatre - LIFT (1981-2005), she has been an active player in the global grassroots Transition movement since 2008 and initiator of Transition Town Tooting.  Her recent book Playing for Time - Making Art As If the World Mattered, published in 2015, and co-written with 60 artists and activists, maps collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges. Lucy is Happiness Associate of the Happy Museum Project, co-author of MMM’s Sustainable Ability  and co-founder of The Case For Optimism. She is co-author of The Turning World - stories from the London International Festival of Theatre (Gulbenkian) and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.

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