There have been many opportunities to thank and celebrate Julia for particular projects and her contribution to the arts in the region. However it is not until someone like Julia leaves the arts community that you realise just how important the contribution has been. Quite apart from Julia’s plays, novels and poetry, her work in education, health and support for fellow writers has been an inspiration to so many in the region. Julia will be sadly missed but her legacy of work will continue to inspire others for many years to come.
Executive Director, Arts Council England, North East