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

Full day ticket also includes:

11:35 – 12:20              Workshop session 1

12:20 – 13:05              Workshop session 2

13:05 – 14:05              Lunch (menu available here) and networking

14:05 – 14:50              Workshop session 3

14:50 – 15:35              Workshop session 4

15:35 – 15:50              Tea break

15:50 – 16:50              Reflections on the day and feedback from workshop sessions

16:50 – 17:00              Thanks and wrap up by Dick Penny and Cllr Mark Howell (Deputy Leader of BCP Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Culture)

17:00 – 18:00              Networking (drinks available to purchase in the bar)

Delegates attending the full day will take part in workshops on the three key themes identified in the Cultural Enquiry – Talent, Infrastructure and Quality of Place – and an additional workshop on Outdoor Festivals, identified as a development option for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. For more information see our website www.bcpculturalcollective.co.uk

Pre-booking essential (limited places available)

All Tickets are FREE

Book here for the morning session only

Book here for the full day (includes lunch)

  • Delegate packs will be distributed electronically a week prior to the event (paper copies will NOT be available at the conference).
  • The whole day is fully accessible. Please contact us about your accessibility needs including wheelchair spaces, signing for the deaf and large print. An accessibility guide is available here.
  • For further information about the conference please contact leigh.hayler@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 01202 454746.

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 www.bcpculturalcollective.co.uk. 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 www.bcpculturalcollective.co.uk.