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The role of culture in successful place-making

London First has worked in association with London Culture Forum, London Councils, Mayor of London and Arts Council England to develop this inaugural conference on 1 November, hosted by Somerset House Trust, with a drinks reception sponsored by U+I.

London Culture Forum invites leaders across the public and private sector to examine the reality of integrated cultural delivery across industries – the Business and Regeneration sector, Planning, Housing, the Public Realm and Communities.

Speakers include:

  • Darren Henley, CEO of Arts Council England
  • Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of U+I
  • Jonathan Reekie CBE, Director of Somerset House Trust
  • Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal, King’s College London
  • John Lewis, Executive Director for Thamesmead, Peabody Group
  • Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Historic England
  • Helen Fisher, Programme Director Tottenham, London Borough of Haringey
  • Mark Davy, Founder, Futurecity

Further announcements on speakers and schedule to follow.

Culture is the thread that weaves between all areas of civic leadership, offering value and pioneering new ways of working.

Putting culture at the heart of urban development and placemaking is critical to ensure that London remains a thriving global city and a hub of creativity and innovation. But what is the role of civic leaders in championing the cause?

The London Culture Forum is a strategic network of senior cultural representatives from local government and key agencies across the capital committed to transforming people and places through arts and culture.

It looks to strengthen collaborative practice, ensure innovation across all practice, create new opportunities and maximise impact whilst maintaining artistic integrity.

If you are interested in attending, please contact: Tim Scott


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