What Do the Arts Contribute to Cities?

Andrew Dixon, Tristram Hunt, Clare McColgan and Lola Shoneyin

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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) and Lola Shoneyin (Ake Festival Lagos). Andrew Dixon (Culture Creativity Place) chairs.


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