Louise Blackwell

What Next for Culture?

What Next? is a national movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK, to articulate, champion and strengthen the role of culture in our society. The Brighton & Hove chapter has over 200 members spanning creative individuals and businesses across genre and scale. We usually meet monthly but the group currently meets weekly via zoom in response to the need for cross sector support and collaboration during the pandemic.

To sign up to the What Next? Brighton & Hove mailing list click HERE

Louise and Marina Norris lead the What Next? Brighton & Hove Chapter meetings.

We currently meet every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon.

On 4th June Jenni Lewin Turner offered a statement to the group concerning equality and inclusion, particularly in reference to racism. What Next Minutes 04.06.2020 Anti-Racist Resources

What Next minutes 28th May

On 21st May we were joined by the three Brighton & Hove MPs; Peter Kyle, Caroline Lucas and Lloyd Russell-Moyle. If you’d like to watch a zoom recording of the meeting, let me know. louise@louiseb.co.uk You can read the minutes from the meeting here: Whats Next 21.5.20 Final notes

What Next minutes 14th May 2020

What Next minutes 7th May 2020

What next minutes 30 April here.

What Next minutes 23 April 2020

What Next minutes 16th April here.

What Next minutes 9 April 2020.

Notes from 2nd April meeting here.

The first meeting in 2020 was on Thursday 26th March and you can see the notes from the meeting here: What Next Brighton and Hove chapter notes from Zoom meeting 26 March 2020.

In 2019 the following meetings took place:

28th Feb: Climate and Culture at ONCA Gallery. The meeting included guest speakers: Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology at University of Sussex who spoke about her research into how creative practices of all kinds enable transformations to sustainability and pianist Sarah Kingdom Nicolls who shared a taste of of her work on musical activism.

In 2018 we held the following meetings:

Feb: at Hove Town Hall with Val Birchall, Programme Director for Arts, Culture & Tourism at Brighton & Hove City Council focussing on the Cultural Framework for the city.

March: at Phoenix Galleries was focused on how the community can engage in finding solutions for the homelessness in Brighton & Hove.

May: at West Blatchington Nursery and Primary School focussing on harnessing parent and carer power in the city

September: at ONCA Gallery focussing on how arts & culture can impact on climate change communication.

In between the main meetings there have been sub-group meetings following up the conversations on homelessess and climate change. Sign up here.

To sign up to the What Next? Brighton & Hove Climate Change mailing list click HERE