In recent years we’ve had Liverpool as Capital of Culture, Hull as City of Culture and the renewal of places like Bilbao through culture. We’ve seen new festivals, new buildings, new programmes around the world. Festivals especially are building international partnerships which will last beyond the current retreat to nativism and the creation of new borders. There is also much research available. What do the arts contribute to cities, especially outside of capital cities? Can we keep growing the arts? How do we overcome physical and metaphorical borders to continue to encourage us all to welcome and bring together world cultures? To discuss the issues, Tristram Hunt (V&A) joins Claire McColgan (Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 and Liverpool Culture Company), Gotzone Sagardui (Deputy Mayor of Bilbao) and Lola Shoneyin (Ake Festival Lagos). Andrew Dixon (Culture Creativity Place) chairs.
Booking opens Monday 2 September 2019.
Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00.
Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. As this is a free event – and in the interest of fairness – only one ticket can be reserved per transaction. If you would like additional tickets please book for the event again. To combat the high number of ‘no shows’ at our free events, we overbook by 20%. We ask that ticket holders are in their seats 10 minutes before start to guarantee their place. We will also admit anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats 5 minutes before the start time.
We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. Watershed’s cinemas and event spaces are all located on the first floor which is accessible via the lift located in the main entrance foyer at Box Office. Once on the first floor there is level access to all areas. The venue has a hearing loop system. If you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct.
We sometimes film and photograph events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.