John Rance

John Rance born in 1962 – Croydon, South London.

John is the Chief Executive Director of Phoenix Cinema based in the Cultural Quarter – Leicester.

Listen below to find out more about John’s education, working life and his decision to work at the Phoenix:

 

Explains the role of the Phoenix, the programmes and its roots in the community:

 

Explains the importance of Black History Month in Phoenix’s programme:

 

Explains how Phoenix works with community organisations to show specific films:

 

Explains the audience demographic attending Phoenix’s events:

 

Recalls the old venue and moving into the new Phoenix building in the Cultural Quarter:

 

Explains his thoughts for the future of expanding Phoenix’s outreach to different communities within Leicester:

 

Explains his thoughts about the old venue and the new Phoenix venue and how the same ethos and values continue:

 

Recalls visiting the old Phoenix venue when he lived and worked in Leicester:

 

Explains his thoughts on Black History Month and how Phoenix promotes Black History:

 

Explains his thoughts on the importance of recording and collecting history relating to Black History Month and the Phoenix: