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· The Summit
Creative Coalition Festival 2020 Opening
Join Caroline Norbury to look back on 2020 (phew) and throw open the doors to 3 days of inspirational forward thinking.
Sophie Morgan
· The Summit
Reimagining the Landscape, Resetting the Narrative
What a line-up! June Sarpong, Liv Little, Tawiah and Caroline Norbury discuss the opportunities for levelling-up that 2020 has presented.
· The Summit
Performance: Tawiah
With a well-earned reputation as an alt-soul trailblazer, Tawiah delivers frank, autobiographical songs and performs in a distinct, exciting style.
Tawiah Music
· The Summit
How to Start a Movement
UK creative industry czar Jefferson Hack meets 18 year old ornithologist and equal-rights activist, Dr. Mya-Rose Craig aka BIRDGIRL.
Mya-Rose  Craig
· The Summit
Keiken: World-building and merging the physical and digital
Keiken will discuss and showcase how they are merging the physical and digital - the phygital.
Tanya Cruz
· The Summit
Performance: George the Poet
Critically acclaimed spoken-word artist, poet, rapper and social commentator George the Poet gives a live performance
George The Poet
· The Summit
In Conversation: Sir Steve McQueen & Konnie Huq
Join much-loved presenter Konnie Huq and esteemed writer and director Sir Steve Queen for a special in-conversation session
· The Summit
Performance: Abel Selaocoe
Abel redefines the parameters of the cello, moving between genres and styles, working with world musicians and beatboxers. Not to be missed!
· The Summit
Performance: Emma Dennis-Edwards
Angelique dreams of being a florist. Part poetry, part play, Emma Dennis-Edwards delivers a monologue from award-winning Funeral Flowers.
Emma Dennis-Edwards
· The Summit
A Case for Creativity
Creativity is vital to all of our lives, from our wellbeing to our economy. How can we make sure the rest of the world knows it?
Sharmadean Reid George Bryant Nathan Woodhead
· The Summit
Sky Arts Hour: Innovation Workshop
Join Sky Arts each day for an interactive hour of workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.
· The Summit
Swamp Motel Present: Plymouth Point
Love true crime drama? Not quite ready to call it a day? Grab yourself a drink and get involved in immersive detective game, Plymouth Point.
· Social District
Creative Coalition Networking
Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and find the teams to transform those ideas into opportunity.
· The Summit
Swamp Motel Present: Plymouth Point
Love true crime drama? Not quite ready to call it a day? Grab yourself a drink and get involved in immersive detective game, Plymouth Point.
· The Summit
Reflecting on 2020, Discussing what's Next: Tim Davie CBE and Stephanie Flanders
Hear from the BBC’s Director-General Tim Davie and Head of Bloomberg Economics Stephanie Flanders as they explore the state of the nation.
Tim  Davie
· The Summit
£1.57bn - What next? Pt1
Caroline Norbury interviews Neil Mendoza.
Neil Mendoza Caroline Norbury
· The Summit
£1.57bn - What next? Pt2
After an initial sigh of relief and a government-sanctioned tweet, what’s next for the CRF? Hear from the designers and executers.
Dawn Butler Clive Gillman Gerwyn Evans Noírín McKinney Rosie Millard OBE
· The Summit
Beyond Brexit: International Opportunities
Let’s forget the ‘B’ word for a moment. How can we keep thinking internationally so our creative industries can continue to thrive globally?
Sarah Sands Alexandra Ampofo Steven Roth
· The Factory
Growing Pains
The challenges of driving growth. What insight can successful business leaders offer to help us navigate that tricky post-startup stage?
Travis Baxter Emily  Forbes Paul Archer
· The Factory
The Future Is Freelance
Practical strategies to redefine your freelance career in a world turned upside down.
Alison Grade Jodie  Humphries Samantha Thodhlana Hayley Pepler Mark Astle
· The Factory
Levelling Up: Culture for a Conceptual Emergency
sally pearson sharon Paterson Laura Sillars
· The Summit
Meme Makers or Rule Breakers?
A lively debate between rightsholders and those at the vanguard of novel content creation. Chaired by resident voice of reason Mark Nichols.
Mark Nichols Maria Tanjala Imogen Heap
· The Factory
Superheroes of Sustainability
Nothing lasts forever, certainly not at the pace we’re going. Industry shapers share the steps to make sustainability a priority.
Serayna Solanki Dr Patsy Perry Steve Smith
· The Factory
Getting Back to Business around the World
How are our creative allies across the world navigating 2020? Hear some inspirational and innovative approaches to best practice.
Julia Gardener Serin Kasif
· The Factory
Investment Advice: Drop In and Meet the Team
Need some bespoke advice on your business finances? Drop in and speak to one of our experts during this session.
Tim Evans
· The Summit
Pigeonholed: Dan Gillespie Sells, interviewed by Konnie Huq
Practical strategies to redefine your freelance career in a world turned upside down.
· The Summit
The Magic of Creative Teams: Bruce Daisley Keynote
How do we harness creative power in teams working remotely? Join best-selling business author and podcast host Bruce Daisley to find out!
Bruce Daisley
· The Factory
Create Central: Home of Original Storytelling
Creative content leaders in the West Midlands talk about working during lockdown in one of the country’s most innovative regions.
Laura Rothwell
· The Factory
Innovation in Storytelling
How are storytellers using innovative technology to find new ways to share their narrative? How can innovative practice help your business?
haley.edwards creativeengland.co.uk Emily Savage
· The Factory
Crowdfunding for Creatives
Phil Geraghty discusses getting the most out of Crowdfunding, how they offer millions in match funding, and how to rally customers.
Nicole Davidson
· The Summit
The Future of the Workplace
What does our new workplace look like? Following on from Bruce's keynote we'll be talking about getting the most from our new working landscape.
AMANDA MAXWELL Alex Pumfrey Bruce Daisley Farrah Storr
· Social District
Should Access to 'Culture' be Free?
Which bits of our creative industries could (or should) be open access? And which bits justify their fee? What barriers do paywalls create?
Ben McOwen Wilson Tamara Rojo Tobi Kyeremateng
· The Factory
Multiple Towns, Maximum Impact
As creatives migrate from major cities post-Covid, how can we unite our towns and cities to collaborate rather than compete?
Jason Jones-Hall Emma Wilcox Josh Siepel
· The Factory
Say What You Want To Say!
Emotive onscreen storytelling has the power to incite societal change. How can you stick to your guns, and why is it important to do so?
Claire Oakley Nike Jonah Hanan Kattan
· The Factory
Meet the Creative Enterprise Team
Meet the team behind the Creative England initiative designed to take ambitious entrepreneurs in screen industries on a journey to growth.
haley.edwards creativeengland.co.uk
· The Summit
Cultural Placemaking: The Urban Renewers
How have creative and cultural institutions shifted from being the beating heart of a community, to being engines of economic regeneration?
Chris Valdus Jo Cowdrey Deborah Shaw
· The Factory
Ethics, Morals or Ego - Who run the world?
The future is ethical, and your ego is getting in the way. How to prepare your organisation and yourself for this brave new world.
Laura Rothwell Renee Davis Phil Douglas Alan Lane
· The Factory
Pushing Past the Pandemic
With 80-90% of UK Film & TV back in production, what’s the current state of play? Why is recovery vital for creating opportunities?
Kevin Bell Hayley Armstrong Julia Lamaison
· The Factory
Creative Enterprise Showcase
Interested in taking part in the Creative Enterprise programme but not sure what to expect? Hear from some of the success stories.
· The Summit
Sky Arts Hour: Street Art Masterclass
Join Sky Arts each day for an interactive hour of workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.
· The Summit
Pigeonholed: George the Poet, interviewed by Konnie Huq
Join Konnie Huq as she interviews industry heavyweights for our new podcast series Pigeonholed: Creatives Who Refuse to be Put in a Box.
George The Poet
· Social District
Creative Coalition Networking
Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and find the teams to transform those ideas into opportunity.
· The Summit
Keiken: If i was prerecorded would you love me less?
How better to wrap up day two than with cross-dimensional collaborators Keiken who merge physical, digital, online world building and augmented reality.
Tanya Cruz
· The Summit
The Leading Women
Only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women, and don’t get us started on the pay-gap. Our line-up of female bosses tell us what it’s like at the top.
Dawn Butler Preena Gadher Kate O'Donnell Lucinda Hicks Nicola Pearcey
· The Summit
Decolonising the Creative Industries
How can we break down outdated, institutional narratives? How can we change the lens through which our industry is viewed and valued?
Swarzy Macaly Babita Bahal Ammo Talwar MBE
· The Factory
The Building Blocks of Digital Storytelling
A guide to the fundamentals of telling your story on Facebook, Instagram and beyond.
Sam Doyle
· The Summit
Art and Science in the Creative Industries
Creative thinking happens everywhere! Creative processes drive innovation, and our panel are all using their skills in unusual sectors.
Toby Heys
· The Factory
Reigniting your People Plans
My HR Hub explores how creative businesses can renew both their business and HR management for uncertain times, and beyond.
Rebecca Bull Debbie Clarke Kat Chu
· The Factory
Redefining the Repertory Company
Special screening from the Scottish Dance Theatre, demonstrating the evolution of the company.
Jess Thorpe Irene Macdougall Liam Sinclair Joan Clevillé Jessie Roberts-Smith Andrew  Panton
· The Factory
Lose yourself in the Arts
Lose yourself in the arts – a new paradigm? Capturing Creativity in a post Covid world
Simon Baker David Burke Simon Walker Susannah Simons
· The Summit
Creative Innovation through a time of Pandemic, supported by BEYOND Conference
Why is Research and Innovation crucial in these difficult times?
Jonathan Freeman Simon Reveley Susan Cummings Zoe Seaton
· The Factory
Kickstarting the Arts
Bringing together academics, artists, activists and arts leaders, we look at the future of collaboration in a post-COVID world.
David Sefton Sue Hayton Chris Unitt Catherine Richardson
· The Factory
Getting the Better of Bullying
An opportunity to hear from the Film and TV Charity’s Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing about new types of anti-bullying support services.
Lucy Tallon Saskia Schuster Abigail Graham Charlene Campbell
· The Factory
In Memory of Sir Ken Robinson - a Call for Creative Carers to Walk the Talk
A chance to hear from people who knew and were inspired by Sir Ken and a call for Creative Carers to Walk the Talk as part of his legacy.
Nick Corston
· The Summit
Pigeonholed: Ruby Wax, interviewed by Konnie Huq
Join Konnie Huq as she interviews industry heavyweights for our new podcast series Pigeonholed: Creatives Who Refuse to be Put in a Box.
· The Summit
The Culture of Content Creation
Take a deep dive into the culture of content creation as TV Critic Boyd Hilton interviews Netflix’s Vice President of Original Series, Anne Mensah.
Anne Mensah Boyd Hilton
· The Factory
Finding the Creativity in Education
As the uptake of creative subjects in education declines, how can we work together so all children and young people reach their potential?
Paul Reeve Penny Hay Andrew Brewerton Briana Pegado Jacqui O’Hanlon Lucy Kennedy
· The Factory
Immersive For All
Explore the growing trend of lean-forward entertainment, making the audience a central part of the story. Is this the future of immersive?
Mark Melling Will Saunders Stephanie Allen Clem Garritty Catherine Allen
· The Factory
Uni of Kent Alumni Showcase
Neelam Saredia Catherine Richardson
· The Summit
Make Space for Creatives
Exploring the future of space, co-working, and collaboration across our sector, Jefferson Hack meets Ross Bailey, CEO of Appear Here.
Ross Bailey Jefferson Hack
· The Factory
Speaking Truth to Power
Young creatives (18-24) explore the difficulties they face establishing their careers in our sector and share their vision of the future.
Timi Akindele-Ajani Ericka Go Azariah Jade Laurice Mcintosh-Cargill Sarah Asante
· The Factory
Future of Immersive Technology
Immersive technology isn’t just for entertainment. From surgery to education explore how immersive technology is changing the world.
barnaby steel John Cassy David Rosenberg ben sainsbury Avril Furness Glen Neath Oscar Swedrup
· The Factory
D&AD Annual Report 2020: Connecting Creative Methods with Contemporary Culture
Join D&AD on a tour through the year's best commercial creative work. Uncover key insights from the creative approaches employed.
Donal Keenan
· The Factory
Transforming Towns
Developing a cultural and creative strategy that will rejuvinate our communities.
Terry Corby Julie Russell Fiona Wooton Charlie Kemp
· The Summit
Performance: Polly Money
· The Factory
The Role of Place
Working from home has dampened the flames and we’re missing the creative spark of being together. How can we create clusters for innovation?
Andrew Roughan
· The Factory
Is Virtual Viable?
2020 has been a catalyst for virtual experiences delivered by cultural institutions. What does an experiential, digital future look like?
Fiona McGarva Kaye Dunnings Kirsty Fairclough
· The Summit
Making your Day with TikTok
Make Your Day with Rich Waterworth TikTok’s General Manager for the UK & IE
Amrit Singh Richard Waterworth
· The Factory
How to Listen
How to listen. And how listening transformed a charity. Dame Evelyn Glennie and Help Musicians
Claire Gevaux Evelyn Glennie
· The Summit
Sky Arts Hour: Pitchblack Playback
Join Sky Arts each day for an interactive hour of workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.
Ben Gomori
· Social District
Creative Coalition Networking
Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and find the teams to transform those ideas into opportunity.
· The Factory
Diversity in Film and TV: Virtual Crew Meet Up
There are complex causes for lack of workforce diversity and representation. We’re going to work to identify and discuss actions for change.
Hope Dickson Leach Justin Edgar Adrian Padmore Kaye Elliott Josie Dobrin

Speakers

Deborah Shaw

Five10Twelve

Will Saunders

Independent Media Consultant

Mark Melling

RYOT Studio

Evelyn Glennie

Solo Percussionist

Simon Baker

Freelance

Timi Akindele-Ajani

Filmmaker & Photographer

Stephanie Allen

Punchdrunk

Clem Garritty

Swamp Motel

Donal Keenan

D&AD

David Burke

London Philharmonic Orchestra

barnaby steel

Marshmallow Laser Fest

Claire Gevaux

Help Musicians

Amrit Singh

Rebel Creatives

Justin Edgar

104 Films

Hope Dickson Leach

Raising Films

John Cassy

Factory 42

Catherine Allen

Limina Immersive

Terry Corby

Creative England & Creative Industries Federation

Susannah Simons

Marquee TV

David Rosenberg

Darkfield

ben sainsbury

Marion Surgical

Lucy Tallon

Film and TV Charity

Jess Thorpe

Dundee Rep theatre

Liam Sinclair

Dundee Rep theatre

Paul Reeve

Into film

Rebecca Bull

My HR Hub

Ben Gomori

Pitchblack Playback

Richard Waterworth

TikTok

Kaye Dunnings

Shangri-La Glastonbury and Lost Horizon Festival

Fiona Wotton

Creative Kernow

Charlie Kemp

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Neelam Saredia

University of Kent

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp

Freelance Arts & Culture Consultant

Simon Walker

Marquee TV

Kirsty Fairclough

SODA/MMU

Fiona McGarva

Design Manchester

Avril Furness

Producer & Director

Glen Neath

Darkfield

Oscar Swedrup

Preloaded

Abigail Graham

Stage Directors UK

Saskia Schuster

Head of Scripted at Fulwell 73 and Founder of Comedy 50:50

Charlene Campbell

Anxiety in the Arts

Irene Macdougall

Dundee Rep Theatre

Jessie Roberts-Smith

Scottish Dance Theatre

Joan Clevillé

Scottish Dance Theatre

Andrew Panton

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Limited

Sue Hayton

Cultural Institute, University of Leeds

David Sefton

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Catherine Richardson

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Sam Doyle

Facebook's Creative Shop

Serayna Solanki

Freelancer

Nike Jonah

Counterpoints

Claire Oakley

Writer & Director

Jonathan Freeman

I2 Media Research Limited

Jodie Humphries

Marketing Professional

Renee Davis

Out the Box

Jason Jones-Hall

Five10Twelve

Tim Evans

Creative Growth Finance

sharon Paterson

MIMA

sally pearson

Teeside

haley.edwards creativeengland.co.uk

Creative England

Alison Grade

The Freelance Bible

Laura Rothwell

Crystallised

Travis Baxter

Business Mentor

Philip Edgar-Jones

Sky Arts

Thomas Gorton

Dazed

matt d'ancona

Tortoise Media

Emma Wilcox

Creative Estuary

Penny Hay

Bath Spa University

Damian Fopp

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Caroline Norbury

Creative England & Creative Industries Federation

AMANDA MAXWELL

shesaid.so

Tim Smit

Eden Project

Sharmadean Reid

Beautystack

Samantha Thodhlana

Fashion Blogger

Mark Nichols

Harbottle & Lewis

Neil Mendoza

Oriel College Oxford

Liv Little

Galdem

June Sarpong

BBC

Julie Russell

Wakefield Council

Fiona Wooton

Creative Kernow

Travis Baxter

Speaker

Tawiah Music

Singer/Songwriter

Swarzy Macaly

TV & Radio Presenter

Sophie Morgan

TV Presenter, Inclusion Consultant & Disability Advocate

Sarah Sands

Bright Blue think tank

Ross Bailey

Appear Here

Preena Gadher

Riot Communications

Phil Douglas

Curious

Nicole Davidson

Crowdfunder

Maria Tanjala

Entrepreneur

Laura Sillars

MIMA Director and Dean of MIMA School of Art & Design

Kevin Bell

Liverpool Film Office

Jodie Humphries

Freelance Marketing Professional

Joan Clevillé

Scottish Dance Theatre

Jessie Roberts-Smith

Scottish Dance Theatre

Jefferson Hack

Dazed

Hayley Armstrong

Creative England

George Bryant

The Brooklyn Brothers

Ericka Go

Emerging Artist

Emma Dennis-Edwards

Writer & Performer

Mya-Rose Craig

Black2Nature

Dawn Butler

UK Government

Clive Gillman

Creative Scotland

Chris Unitt

One Further

Catherine Richardson

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Ben Gomori

Pitchblack Playback

Babita Bahal

Channel 4

Avril Furness

Producer & Director

Andrew Panton

Dundee Rep Theatre

Alexandra Ampofo

Metropolis Music

Josie Dobrin

Creative Access

Zoe Seaton

Big Telly Theatre Company

Toby Heys

Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA)

Tobi Kyeremateng

Producer, Writer and Social Entrepreneur

Tim Davie

BBC

Tamara Rojo

English National Ballet

Susan Cummings

Tiny Rebel Games

Steven Roth

Scottish Ballet

Steve Smith

Picture Zero Productions

Simon Reveley

Figment Productions

Serin Kasif

The Really Useful Group Ltd

Sarah Asante

BBC

Rosie Millard OBE

Journalist and Broadcaster

Renee Davis

Out The Box

Paul Archer

Duel

Oscar Swedrup

Preloaded

Noírín McKinney

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Nicola Pearcey

Lionsgate

Nick Corston

STEAM Co

Nathan Woodhead

FHF London

Mark Astle

Art Director

Lucy Kennedy

National Saturday Club

Lucinda Hicks

Banijay UK

Laurice Mcintosh-Cargill

Emerging Talent

Laura Rothwell

Crystallised

Kirsty Fairclough

MMU/SODA

Tanya Cruz

Collaborative Practice

Kaye Elliott

ScreenSkills

Kate O'Donnell

Trans Creative

Kat Chu

Katchuniverse

Julia Lamaison

BFI

Julia Gardener

Hot Wheels Athens

Josh Siepel

Creative Industries Policy Evidence Centre

Jo Cowdrey

Creative Folkestone Triennial

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Royal Shakespeare Company

Imogen Heap

Composer & Recording Artist

Hayley Pepler

Writer, Director & Producer

Hanan Kattan

Film Producer

Glen Neath

Darkfield

Gerwyn Evans

Creative Wales

Farrah Storr

ELLE

Emily Savage

Digital Catapult

Emily Forbes

Seenit

Dr Patsy Perry

Manchester Fashion Institute, MMU

Debbie Isitt

Writer & Director

Debbie Clarke

debbiedoodah

Chris Valdus

Fort Burgoyne, The Land Trust

Bruce Daisley

Twitter

Briana Pegado

Creative Edinburgh

Boyd Hilton

Heat

Ben McOwen Wilson

YouTube UK

Azariah Jade

Emerging Talent

Anne Mensah

Netflix

Andrew Roughan

Plexal

Andrew Brewerton

Plymouth College of Art

Ammo Talwar MBE

We Are Punch

Alison Grade

The Freelance Bible

Alex Pumfrey

The Film and TV Charity

Alan Lane

Slung Low

Adrian Padmore

Channel 5

George The Poet

Artist

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Hosted by

Creative Industries Federation

Creative England creates opportunities for new voices, products and services to emerge, helping to build inclusive, sustainable creative communities.

Booths

Create Central

Home of Original Storytelling

The Freelance Bible

The Future is Freelance

WardWilliams Creative

WardWilliams Creative provides business support, tax and accountancy services for people and brands working within the creative industries.

Tileyard Education

Tileyard Education is a postgraduate and professional education centre based at Tileyard London.

STEAM Co.

We collaborate with Creative Carers for Creativity, to help connect all our Kids with their Art and our Communities with their Schools.

Swamp Motel

An immersive entertainment company.

Creative Growth Finance

From direct investment and loans to business support; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

School of Digital Arts at Manchester Met

The home of future storytelling. Of creative content, made in Manchester, experienced across the world.

Crewing Up in Film & TV

An overview of the current crewing landscape

Taso Advisory

Specialists in public affairs and policy.

Into Film

The UK’s leading charity for film in education

My HR Hub

My HR Hub is an award-winning UK-based HR and Business Consultancy & official partner of the Creative Industries Federation

Stephen Browning Associates

Stephen Browning Associates is a leading management consultancy working across the cultural sector

Film and TV Charity

Supporting extraordinary people in UK film, TV and cinema. From research to writing, through casting and production, to editing, sales, distribution and exhibition, we support the lives of everyone involved.

Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder is a platform dedicated to transforming the way we raise money in the UK

MKA Creative

Virtual, hybrid & live event branding & immersive creative content.

Filming in North West and Midlands

An overview of filming activity across the North West and Midlands

Filming in the South West

An overview of filming activity across the South West

Filming in the East and South East

An overview of filming activity across the East and South East

Marquee TV

Lose yourself in the arts with Marquee TV

Agency of None

Design Studio

Beyond/UKRI

Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries, fully virtual for its third year on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2020. Supported by UKRI

Creative Industries Federation Membership

We are the membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.

Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries, University of Kent

Creating the Future Together

Five10Twelve

fivetentwelve.com

Pioneering Places

CulturalPlacemaking.com

MIMA

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

British Film Institute

Discover the world of cinema with the BFI