Louise Blackwell

What Next for Culture?

What Next? is a movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK, to articulate, champion and strengthen the role of culture in our society.

Louise and Marina Norris lead the What Next? Brighton & Hove Chapter meetings. We meet roughly once every six weeks. In 2019 the following meetings have taken 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.

The next WN?BCC meeting will be in early June. If you would like to share a bit of work, or talk about a a project, please let Perspehone Pearl at ONCA know via emailing me. Also if anyone wants to chair, or give the group a 5 minutes briefing on climate science and policy that would be fantastic.

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.

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