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Bradley Hemmings

Bradley Hemmings is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Greenwich+Docklands Festivals (GDF), an organisation with a national and international reputation for creating extraordinary outdoor arts events. He was also Co-Artistic Director for the Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games. Under Bradley's direction GDF has set out to break new ground in outdoor arts, producing and presenting work by UK and international artists of exceptional quality whilst working to raise the profile and position of outdoor work in the UK. His appointment last year as the Co-Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games (with Jenny Sealey of Graeae) grew out of his exceptional work in developing new outdoor performance with disabled artists, combined with his active role in championing outdoor theatre and large scale spectacle. Much of the success of the Ceremony was achieved through key creative relationships with artists from subsidised theatre and outdoor arts, which meant that the narrative, visual impact and emotional content of the Ceremony resonated widely with audiences across the country and around the world.