Peter Bazalgette credit Philippa Gedge

Arts and the City

Part of Arts, Culture and the Playable City

Festival of the Future City/
Thu 19 November 2015

Arts and the City

Part of Arts, Culture and the Playable City

Peter Bazalgette credit Philippa Gedge
Thu 19 November 2015,

Cities have always been important areas for creativity and the exhibition of arts and cultural activity. In recent years the growth of arts and creative industries has been seen as a priority. What makes cities special places for arts and culture? And where do cities and the arts go next? Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, puts forward his vision for arts and urban areas. Col Needham talks about the importance of Bristol in establishing the Internet Movie Database, and Laura Kriefman speaks about the Mass Crane Dance. Charles Landry (Comedia) and Pip Rush Jansen from Arcadia – responsible most recently for the giant spider show in Queen Square – respond.

Immediately following this session there will be the launch of a new report: The Future of Culture in UK Cities.

The Future of Culture in UK Cities investigates the status of culture in the UK and asks how culture might help cities to flourish over the next 10 years. The report reveals a surprising confidence in UK cities and – in spite of funding pressures – a refreshing spirit of collaboration within their cultural sectors. Written by BOP Consulting, the report is based on interviews with 50 opinion leaders in 12 cities. The Future of Culture in UK Cities report will be launched by Alex Homfray (Director of BOP) with Chris Murray (Director of Core Cities Group) and Sir Peter Bazalgette (Chair of Arts Council England). Join us in the Watershed link bar 12.05-12.20 for the launch.

Image credit: Philippa Gedge

 

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