Citywide Culture Conversation

Date: 7 February 2020

Time: 2pm-6pm

Place: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0LG

Sunderland Culture are excited to be hosting our first Citywide Culture Conversation for 2020 in February. The event is an opportunity for the cultural community of Sunderland to get together to share our plans for 2020 and network. We’ll also be joined by a fantastic keynote speaker, writer and academic Lynsey Hanley, who will be speaking powerfully about place, culture and class.


2pm- 2.10pm: Welcome by Rebecca Ball

2.15-2.45pm: Keynote speech by Lynsey Hanley

2.45-3pm: Questions + provocation

3pm- 3.30pm: Group conversations

3.40pm-4.15pm: Lightning Talks

  • Sunderland Music Hub, Lizzie Nixon (Sunderland Music Hub Manager)
  • Sunderland University, Kevin Petrie (Head of School of Art and Design)
  • Family Arts Network, Amy Mitchell (Family Arts National Ambassador)
  • Jo Howell, Artist
  • Sunderland Culture, Laura Brewis (Artist Development and Creative Industries Producer)
  • MBC Health and Wellbeing, Lesley Dixon (Operations Director)

4.15pm-4.35pm: BREAK

4.35- 5.10pm: Lightning Talks

  • Sunderland Empire, Anthony Hope (Creative Learning and Community Partnerships Manager)
  • SeventeenNineteen, Tracey Mienie (Centre Manager)
  • Sunderland INDIE, Barry West
  • Media Savvy, Dan Makaveli (Managing Director)
  • Opera Sunderland, Alison Barton (Artistic Director)

5.10-5.20pm: Summing up from Rebecca Ball

5.20-6pm: Networking

Tickets are available online, by clicking the link below.


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