Independent event The Theatre


Join us for a morning session of fantastic speakers reviewing the outcomes of the Cultural Enquiry and find out about the BCP Cultural Collective - an independent body linking the Cultural Sector with Business, Healthcare and Education. Or come for the whole day and also enjoy four workshops dissecting the key themes of the Enquiry.

Morning session

9:30 – 10:00                Registration

10:00 – 10:45              Introduction by Dick Penny (former Watershed MD) and Isabel Garcia-Godoy (Arts University Bournemouth student)

                                    Thoughts from:

  • Councillor Vikki Slade (Leader of BCP Council) – Culture in the Conurbation
  • Phil Gibby (Arts Council England) – BCP Cultural Compact
  • Stuart Bartholomew (Chair of the Cultural Enquiry Steering Group Prof.)
  • Dr. Tom Fleming (Tom Fleming Consultancy) – BCP Cultural Enquiry

10:45 – 11:20              Speakers:

  • Prof. Emma Hunt (Arts University Bournemouth) – Talent
  • Bill Cotton (BCP Council) – Infrastructure
  • Phil Richardson (Our NHS Dorset) – Quality of Place
  • Angus MacKechnie (Outdoor Arts UK) – Festivals
  • Natasha Player (Umoja Arts Network) – Community and diversity
  • Mark Cribb (Urban Guild) – Tourism and business

11:20                           Tea break

For those unable to attend the conference, a livestream of the morning speakers and afternoon wrap-up sessions, and a post-conference video of the same sessions will be available at Online surveys on the four workshop topics and on the creation of a long-term cultural vision for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are available now at

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