The Patrick Evans Interview; Scotland

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Patrick Evans is an award winning playwright and impresario who has spent his working life in Scotland. In the 90s he brought the ground breaking Fools Paradise comedy circuit to Scotland introducing the then, unknown talents of Jo Brand, Eddie Izzard, Jack Dee, Lee Evans and Bill Bailey. He moved on to be Director of Staging at the world renown Café Graffiti in Edinburgh regularly winning hatfulls of awards at the Edinburgh Festival. In the naughties, he worked as a cultural officer for the Scottish Refugee Council and established Refugee Week in Scotland. Most recently he’s been working with Scotland’s visual artists and created a large scale community art centre in the southside of Glasgow in a rundown shopping centre. Patrick is not affiliated to any political party but was an active supporter of the Yes Campaign in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

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