Creatively Centred: events for the creatively-minded

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Announcing the launch of Creatively Centred: a series of lively discussions and expert lectures by Creative Central NCL and friends

Over the spring and summer, we’ll host a series of events with partners from across the Creative Central NCL geography covering topics including placemaking, music, research and policy, fashion and audience development.

The first of the Creatively Centred events is in partnership with Generator and tickets are available now.

Creatively Centred on 16 April, at Dance City

In partnership with Generator, we present we present The Importance of the Creative Sector in Placemaking with guest speaker Shain Shapiro, one of the world’s leading music and cultural policy thinkers.

Find out more and book your place.

Creatively Centred on 22 May, at The Common Room,

In partnership with Northumbria University we present Wear to next? Working together to shape the future for sustainable fashion, with Dr Alana James and Professor Anne Peirson-Smith, leading academics from Northumbria University and a guest panel.

Find out more and book your place.

Creatively Centred on 27 June, at The Common Room

In partnership with GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre our third Creatively Centred event titled Performance and its Audiences – reimagining the relationship is with Kate Craddock and Helen Freshwater and will focus on the shifting nature of audience experience in times of change and crisis.

Find out more and book your place.

Contribute to Creatively Centred

If you have an idea of topics you’d like to see covered or you’d like to suggest a partnership on an event, get in touch with us to chat on


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