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CreArt Conference in Liverpool: Cities of Culture, 30 years on. Who has the edge? October 17 until 19 October 2018

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In October 2018, the Institute of Cultural Capital is partnering with Culture Liverpool, CREART and the British Council for a two-day international symposium dedicated to discussing the long term impact (over 30 years) of hosting major events — in so doing, underlining the case for the value of culture as a catalyst for change in cities more generally.

The symposium will discuss opportunities as well as challenges — in particular, what it takes for cities to maintain a distinctive and competitive edge, in an era where becoming a ‘city of culture’ is a common aspiration. Featuring conversations with cities from the UK, Europe and beyond, these discussions will consider not only the rewards that can potentially be reaped by event-led cultural regeneration but also the barriers to, and risks of, success.


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