Featured Speaker - John Yorke
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John Yorke

John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. He’s currently making EastEnders for BBC1 and Red Rock for TV3/BBC1. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced Wolf Hall, he’s worked as both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed Life On Mars, The Street, Shameless and Bodies and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers Academy, a year-long in-depth training scheme which has produced a generation of successful television writers.  The author of INTO THE WOODS – the highly acclaimed book about how and why we tell stories – John is Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London.

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The MAC Belfast

The MAC is one of Europe’s leading art centres, situated in the heart of Belfast. Recently nominated as a finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015, the award-winning venue has welcomed some 800,000 visitors since it opened in 2012.

Situated in the heart of Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne’s Cathedral, the MAC houses three art galleries, two theatres, a bar/restaurant, family room and multiple rehearsal and office spaces.

Designed by architects Hackett Hall McKnight, the MAC has won numerous building awards including a RIBA National Award and was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award and the Design Museum Designs of the Year.

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