Manchester, UK
In Place of War

Ruth Daniel

Ruth is an award winning cultural producer, activist and social entrepreneur. She joined In Place of War during its inception and has been pivotal in the organisation’s development and vision – building a global organisation that uses creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change. This enables grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom.  Her drive and passion was recognised when she was made Co-Director in 2012. 

Ruth’s parents bought her an electric guitar for her 10th birthday and her life changed for ever, on an unexpected path through the world of music – as a musician, as a record label founder, a festival producer and a global music activist. After playing in a band for over 10 years, even playing with The Fall on their greatest hits tour, Ruth became connected with the UK music infrastructure. She founded Fat Northerner Records to help give bands from the North of England a greater platform to develop and worked with over 60 bands, touring bands around the world. She also co-founded Un-Convention, a series of grassroots music events that took place around the globe. She is a regular speaker at cultural festivals and events, including TEDX, British Council, International Alert, Primavera Sounds and Berlin Music Week. 

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