Birmingham Hippodrome hosts new season of ‘Creative Conversations’

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to launch ‘Creative Conversations’, a new series of thought-provoking lunch-time events, the first taking place on Mon 11 Jun with BBC broadcaster Mishal Husain and Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

With a summer season of the RSC’s blockbuster Matilda The Musical at Birmingham Hippodrome, guests will get an exclusive insight into how this West Midlands based global cultural brand helps drive inward investment for the region. It’s an opportunity to understand more about the social and educational function of the arts, probe into how the finances work, and appreciate how the arts are relevant across age and ethnicity.

Presented in association with West Midlands Growth Company, ‘Creative Conversations’ will explore the role and impact of the creative industries on urban place-making, regeneration, education and employment.

A £49.50pp ticket includes a short welcome reception and a light two-course seated lunch with wine. Grab a handful of places or opt for a table for 10 guests. Book NOW and be part of the liveliest lunch-time in the city.

On future dates, journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera and Rosie Millard OBE, broadcaster and Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017 will be talking to leading names representing academia, politics and place-making.

Judith Greenburgh, Head of Business Development at Birmingham Hippodrome commented:

“At this exciting time in Birmingham’s transformation into a global city, these invigorating lunchtime Q&As offer the chance to probe into the impact of the creative industries on our region’s economy and beyond.”

Emma Gray, Director of Marketing and Communications at the West Midlands Growth Company, said:

“Creative Industries are a vital component of the local economy, and central not only to creating a world-class tourism offer, but also creating a sense of place for individuals and communities. It has been the fastest growing sector of the UK economy over the last two decades, generating almost £4 billion a year in the West Midlands alone.

“Creative Conversations will highlight just how instrumental creativity and culture are, in stimulating development, attracting investment and placing a destination on the map. From world-class ballet and theatre, to jewellery-making and TV production – there isn’t a region better placed to lead this conversation and I encourage people from across all industries to join us at Birmingham Hippodrome to meet the experts and be inspired”.

Future Creative Conversations dates at Birmingham Hippodrome are:

  • Mon 17 Sep – Sathnam Sanghera and guests
  • Jan 2019 – Rosie Millard and guests

To book Call Charles Pette on 0121 689 3085 or visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com/creativeconversations

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