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Arts & Culture as driver of smart, cohesive, proud, economically sustainable cities and towns


© CLGdotTV 2018

David Edgar, 50 years a playwright soon to be actor & Chenine Bhathena Creative Director Coventry 2021 UK City of Culture take centre stage

The value of arts and culture to the economic, social, political, physical and mental health of communities large and small is not in doubt. And yet finding the necessary political and financial investment can be beyond difficult. David Edgar, half way through rehearsing his new show, Trying it On, which he has written and will perform and Chenine Bhathena just appointed to be Creative Director Coventry 2021 UK City of Culture share their thinking on the cultural engines that can drive placemaking.

Coventry City of Culture 2021  @coventry2021
#thisiscoventry   @chenineb
Trying It On
written and performed by David Edgar directed by Christopher Haydon
Warwick Arts Centre 7-9 June - 024 7652 4524
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 12-13 June - 0121 236 4455
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham 12 October - 0121 446 3232
The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon 18-20 October - 01789 403 493
Royal Court Theatre London 24-27 October - 020 7565 5000
@youroldchina  #tryingitonplay   @DavidBEdgar
Core Cities - Cultural Cities Enquiry (taking submissions now)
"The enquiry will seek to advance the debate by taking a close look at how culture can be more effectively resourced across the UK, to multiply the benefits and ensure they can be shared by all in our society"
This content brought to you free of charge by the generous support of Connected Local Government Live 2018
CLG Live 2018 - Local Government & the Digital Citizen is something new, half live event, half television programme. Ten expert led discussions, looking forward to the next chapter in the transformation of local government.
On 27th June sixty people, change leaders all, will meet at 58 Victoria Embankment (the NESTA building two minutes walk from London Blackfriars Station) for ten, televised, peer and expert-led discussions. And after the creative stimulation, the networking and the seeding of future collaborations the outcome will be ten CLGdotTV programmes viewable on-demand in the following months with your voice on the sound track and your face on the marquee.
These facilitated conversations intended for anyone involved in transformation, service design and delivery, customer services and the use of data for planning and decision-making will be presented in the webTV format we have developed for Connected Local Government.TV (@CLGdotTV) There will be no powerpoints and the conversations which will span silos and break down hierarchies will carry-on long after the day is over. Why are we doing this? Because in local government it is no longer enough just to do things differently we must do different things.
Join Brett Leahy - Chief Planner at Milton Keynes Council David Wilde – Director dwilde consulting Hilary Simpson - Founder Sleuth Cooperative Ian Litton - Director Positive Attributes Jane Hancer – Director of innovation CC2i Lianne Viney - Product Director Kirklees BetterCare Marc Greenwood - Head of Business Systems Coventry City Council David Watts - Director of Adults Services City of Wolverhampton Council Mark Cridge - Chief Executive mySociety Susannah Goh founder Institute for Health and the Quality of Life Birmingham City University Mark Thompson - Strategy director Methods Group Martin Sadler - formerly director of ICT at Walsall Council Brad Smith - Web services manager Hertfordshire County Council Natasha Epstein - Contract Manager South London Waste Partnership Mark Nicholas - NHS Digital Joe Tibbetts Founder CLGdotTV Shane O'Neill – Chairman Elgin Vicky Sargent Better Connected & 43 more on June 27th
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Delegates can choose not to appear on camera but the content from each of the 10 sessions will be captured on video and made into webTV programmes. In the months after the event additional programmes focusing on the issues that arise on the day will also be made drawing on footage captured on the day.
Topics for discussion will include:
Service design
Open data
Social Care
Customer accounts, identity and registration, .
Townhall or Whitehall? Who should commission council digital services?
Learning from data.
Webstats, customer data and demographics.
Supporting behaviour change
The Local Plan
Citizen engagement and ownership of place
Regulation for better communities


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