Ralph Thompson

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I loved every aspect of studying at Goldsmiths.

Ralph's time at Goldsmiths

I loved every aspect of studying at Goldsmiths. My degree broaden my horizons and introduced me to new kinds of performance practices and critical theory. It changed the way I think about contemporary performance and culture and it continues to inform my professional life in the arts.

South East London

South East London is the best place to study in the city, no competition. Deptford was my favourite area. It has the best market, pubs, cafes and arts centre!

Life since graduating

I am a Producer at Battersea Arts Centre, one of the UK's leading venues for contemporary theatre performance. I programme seasons and festivals of work. I also work with artists to commission and develop new work.

I'm not sure what the future holds but I hope to become an executive producer or executive director of a festival or venue working in contemporary performance and interdisciplinary arts.

Advice for future students

Make the most of being based in London. You have access to brilliant arts and cultural venues across the city. If you find an organisation that interests you, write to them. Studying at Goldsmiths offers an incredible opportunity to develop your skills and interests, create connections and build your network. Festivals and venues across London and the UK are full of people who studied at Goldsmiths!