Wet blanket for Mackintosh
A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Saturday 06 July 1996
Roger Daltrey's "black eye", which saw him sporting a target eye patch at the Hyde Park concert last weekend, was much more than a black eye. When Gary Glitter caught Daltrey with a swinging microphone stand the night before the concert, Daltrey was unconscious for five minutes. He suffered bleeding in the eye and has a fractured eye socket. But I'm told that he did not suffer sense of humour failure. When his distraught wife rushed on to the stage and tried to rouse him, shouting "Who are you, who are you, tell me who you are," he replied: "Mick Jagger."
Susan Ferleger Brades has been appointed director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Ms Brades, an American, has been deputy director at the Gallery for three years.
One aspect of Genista McIntosh's appointment as chief executive of the Royal Opera House that appears to have gone unnoticed is that three of our four national companies will from next year be run by people who trained and achieved high office at the Royal Shakespeare Company. What influence will their common RSC heritage have on the running of the arts? Merely, of course, that they will all dress in black leather and continually be asking for more money.
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