Kate Harvey

Senior Producer, Artichoke

Kate is a producer of theatre and arts events, specialising in outdoor and site specific work. She is Senior Producer for Artichoke, and for the last ten years has worked alongside the company’s founding director, Helen Marriage to create productions and temporary installations in the public realm, often in sensitive heritage settings or on a heritage theme.

Last year Kate produced London 1666, a collaboration between Artichoke and American artist David Best, which brought together young people from the poorest boroughs surrounding the City to build a 120m sculptural representation of the 17th-century London skyline. The artwork was floated on the Thames and ceremonially burnt on the river in front an audience of thousands to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, with millions watching the TV coverage.

Other producing work for Artichoke includes the Lumiere festivals in Durham 2009-15, Derry 2013, and London 2016; Dining with Alice by Hilary Westlake 2011, The Telectroscope by Paul St George and La Machine for Liverpool Capital of Culture celebrations 2008. In 2009 Kate was part of the team which produced One & Other, Anthony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth commission to create a 100-day living portrait of the UK on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.

The Lumiere festival in Durham

Kate’s other work includes producing Robert Wilson’s Walking with Norfolk and Norwich Festival on four miles of protected Norfolk coastline for the Olympic Cultural Festival 2012; three years as Theatre Officer for Arts Council England and four years at Chichester Festival Theatre, producing work for and with young people.