Memorial date set for award-winning director Ray Barrett

An evening celebrating the life of Ray Barrett, the multi-award winning art director who died in September, is to be held in London next Monday.

Ray Barrett: began his agency career at FCB (Picture: John Mac)
Ray Barrett: began his agency career at FCB (Picture: John Mac)

The event will begin at 6.30pm at the Union Club, 50 Greek Street, London W1D 4EQ. Anybody who knew him is welcome to attend.

Barrett, one of Britain’s first black creative directors, died aged 57 in Toronto where he had been working at The Conversation Farm, having spent more than three decades working in UK advertising.

It resulted in two Cannes Gold Lions as well as D&AD and Campaign awards during a career spanning FCB, DDB Court Burkitt, Ogilvy & Mather, WCRS, Barrett Cernis and Manchester’s BJL.

Further details of the evening are available from Barrett’s former business partner, Justin Cernis (


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