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Nick Patrick is a founding director of NewHS and worked for BBC Radio and TV for over 30 years. He was the Series Producer of Radio 4’s long-running history magazine Making History for twenty years, devised the network’s listener-led environment programme Home Planet and has won awards for his Archive Hour programmes and the BBC Millennium Project The Century Speaks. Having had his own mental health battles Nick is keen to keep exploring ways in which heritage can have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. He studied geography at the University of Sussex where he worked on aspects of landscape history and ideas of ‘place’.
David Cain is Public Engagement and Festival Manager (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Cambridge and joined NewHS as a director in 2017. He is a historian and programme manager with over twenty years experience of leading regional, national and international heritage and arts projects, most recently managing the National Lottery Heritage Fund programme Harwich Haven - Surrender and Sanctuary. David strongly believes in the power of heritage to shape social awareness and enable local people to keep the story of their own towns and villages alive for future generations. David is also a director of The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust and of Hatters’ Heritage. He has an M.A in History from the University of Sussex.
Ivan Cutting is a founding director of NewHS and since 1982 has been the Artistic Director/CEO of Eastern Angles, a theatre company producing work with a strong sense of place and re-invention of what heritage means and how audiences, volunteers and community performers engage with it. He also writes and directs and leads Eastern Angles’ arts regeneration project in Peterborough. He has an Hon D.Litt from the University of Suffolk.