This post from Julie’s Bicycle.
5th Feburary 2014, 10.15am – 4pmÂ (Registration from 9am)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Providing business support to build sustainability in creative and cultural industries across the East of England.
The Culture Change Conference 2014 will bring together expert speakers and workshop facilitators to address how the creative and cultural industries can take action on environmental sustainability.
Professor Chris Rapley, Department of Earth Sciences at UCL
Sustainable fashion designerÂ Orsola de Castro
Journalist and broadcasterÂ Lucy Siegel
Jonathan Reekie, CEO of Aldeburgh Music
Donna Lynas, Director of Wysing Arts Centre
Martin Charter, Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design
… and more!
The conference will launch the Culture Change programme, through which Julie’s Bicycle is providing free low carbon business support to East of England SMEs in the creative and cultural industries from now until March 2015.
On 5 February 2014, the Royal Opera House is hosting a free conference to launchCulture Change, a new business support programme for creativeÂ andÂ cultural industriesÂ based in theÂ East of England.
The conference will open at 9am with a networking opportunity, followed by an introduction by Alex Beard at 10.15am and the first presentation. It will close at 4pm.View the full agenda.
The programme, run by the Royal Opera House and supported by the European Regional Development Fund, is designed to encourage sustainable development in small to medium enterprises by offering bespoke advice, a support network and a series of free workshops and seminars.
The conference will include panel discussions about practical action on sustainability, led by speakers includingÂ Chris RapleyÂ (Professor of Climate Science at University College, London),Â Orsola De CastroÂ (leading eco fashion designer and founder of Esthetica) andÂ Lucy SiegleÂ (environmental journalist); taster workshops; introductions to the latest marketing strategies, carbon calculator tools and funding opportunities; and an interactive session to highlight sustainability objectives.
The Culture Change programme has been created by a partnership between the Royal Opera House, Julieâ€™s Bicycle, Creative & Cultural Skills, High House Production Park and Thurrock Borough Council.Â
Click hereÂ to register your place and find out more.