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British Council Wales are pleased to be supporting the Creative Cardiff team with their upcoming symposium that will explore what makes a creative city.

This event is designed to develop Cardiff's conversation with other creative cities and to explore the creative sector's needs, in areas such as digital infrastructure and education. 

The event will draw on insights from the Creative Cardiff project alongside the themes and trends emerging from wider research and the perspectives of leading thinkers on the creative economy. There is a growing awareness of the importance of the creative economy, not only in its contribution to people’s quality of life but as a distinctive segment of the economy in its own right.

Evidence from various sources confirms intuitive impressions of Cardiff as a creative city, with a significant cultural sector that is not only part of the fabric of life in the city but a cornerstone of its economy.

Established in October 2015, Creative Cardiff is a network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job in the Cardiff region. Creative Cardiff have begun the process of mapping Cardiff’s creative economy, it is a project which sets out to confirm Cardiff as a creative city, with a significant cultural sector that is not only part of the fabric of life in the city but a cornerstone of its economy.  About Creative Cardiff | What is the Creative Economy?

Cardiff: Creative Capital symposium

8 December 2016, 9.30 - 16:00

Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cardiff. CF24 4HR. 

Keynote Speaker: Hasan Bakshi, Director of Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta

Chair: Professor Ian Hargreaves, Chair of Digital Economy, Cardiff University.

Speaker: Professor Justin Lewis, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University. Full programme of speakers to follow. 

This event is now fully booked.

There will be an option to follow along online on 8 December 

  • Highlights live streamed on Twitter @BCWales 


    10:30 Keynote: Hasan Bakhshi, Nesta

    12:20 Research: Mapping Cardiff’s Creative Economy, Professor Justin Lewis, Cardiff University

    13:45 Mapping: Cardiff’s Creative Economy panel

  • Use #creativecardiff on Twitter to join the conversation, ask a question or share your experiences of the day 

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