What is the role of Arts and Culture in a 21st century city?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN A 21ST CENTURY CITY?
100 years ago, the average UK citizen consumed less than 3 hours of story per week, mostly in a communal setting. Today the same citizen consumes more than 40 hours of story but gets the majority via screen, often on their own. Artistic leaders from across the country debate the place of art and culture in the future. Panellists include Sir Nicholas Serota (Chair of Arts Council England and Director Tate 1988–2017), Helen Birchenough (Chair Arts Council England South West, former chair Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Festival, Deputy Lieutenant Wiltshire), and John McGrath (Artistic Director Manchester International Festival, Founding Director National Theatre Wales). This panel discussion will be chaired by the Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, Gareth Machin.
Wiltshire Creative Young Ambassador Anabella, who has just finished Sixth Form College in Trowbridge and who is applying for drama school, will complete the panel.