Julia Negus is the Producer for Theatre Absolute, an award-winning theatre company in Coventry. After touring across the UK, she co-founded the Shop Front Theatre (SFT) in City Arcade in 2008 with Chris O’Connell (artistic director/writer for Theatre Absolute). The SFT is a theatre space housed in a disused fish and chip shop.
Julia is a member of Fri 13th which meets to amplify the voices of the Coventry’s independent artists and organisations. She sat on the City of Culture Steering Committee securing the title for Coventry for 2021. She is on the board of the WMCA Cultural Leadership Board.
Julia is also a visual artist, working primarily in textiles. Works include designing and creating the Godiva coat for Imagineer Productions (Coventry) for London 2012. In 2020 Julia was a guest speaker at the Textile Society of America regarding her work ‘The Visible Maker’ – a live craft performance using a 1919 treadle sewing machine and bespoke code.