Adrian Grant has worked in the entertainment and media industries for over 30 years, producing magazines, books, records, videos, concerts and theatre shows.
Adrian's career started in 1988 publishing Michael Jackson fanzine, Off The Wall, which grew from a circulation of 200 to 25,000 copies in 47 different countries within a couple of years.
This led to an amazing 20-year working relationship with the King of Pop and saw Adrian create ‘Thriller Live’, a show now seen by nearly five million people worldwide, and is currently the 12th biggest West End show of all-time.
Adrian went onto publish two national magazines – Shades and Blink. Shades was one of the UK’s first ethnic minority youth lifestyle publications to speak out against racism and champion greater diversity.
In October 2017 Adrian received the Image Award at the Black British Business Awards for setting a record of excellence and making a lasting, significant and positive contribution to the standing of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain for his show, ‘Thriller Live’ and media work.
Adrian also produced the West End show, ‘Respect La Diva’, and the recent UK tour of ‘The Aretha Franklin Songbook’.
In November 2018 Adrian launched the Visionary Arts Foundation aiming to inspire positive social change by empowering young adults to use artistic platforms from film, music and theatre to literature and digital media as a sound board for discussion and debate around issues such as inclusion, equality, mental health, anti-social behaviour and the climate crisis.
Running alongside the work of the Foundation, Adrian produces the annual Visionary Honours, which celebrate inspirational culture, media and entertainment that has influenced social change and debate.