A project initiated by

Lucy Neal

Happy Museums


Lucy Neal is a theatremaker and community activist, interested in how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. Co-founder Director of the influential London International Festival of Theatre (1981-2005), she has been an active player in the global grassroots Transition movement since 2008 and initiator of Transition Town Tooting.  Her recent book Playing for Time – Making Art As If the World Mattered, published in 2015 by Oberon Books, and co-written with 60 artists and activists, maps collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges. Lucy is Happiness Associate of the Happy Museum Project and (www.happymuseumproject.org) co-author of MMM’s Sustainable Ability (www.sustainableability.com). She is co-author of The Turning World – stories from the London International Festival of Theatre (Gulbenkian) and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.

The Panel