Announcing Creative Coalition 2020

September 14, 2020

Creative England and Creative Industries Federation present:

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Live streamed from Kings Place, London and venues across the UK

9 – 11 November, 2020

  • 3-day digital festival for all sectors of the UK’s creative industries, live streamed across the country
  • Live performances, workshops, talks, panels and networking events, with speakers including from UK spoken word artist George the Poet, hosted by writer and presenter Konnie Huq

Tickets: Free to attend for members of the Creative Industries Federation (membership starts at £10 per month) or festival passes available from £65 (day tickets) or £180* (3-day pass).  [All prices are excl. VAT].

Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation are delighted to announce their inaugural joint event, Creative Coalition 2020.

Streaming live across the country, this 3-day virtual festival will explore the future of the UK’s creative landscape. The first festival of its kind, Creative Coalition 2020 will bring together the UK’s creators, makers, leaders and innovators for a unique event comprising virtual live performances, including from leading UK spoken word artist George the Poet, as well as inspiring talks, panels and practical workshops, with speakers including industry leaders Jefferson Hack, Curator & Co-Founder of Dazed Media; Bruce Daisley, Author & Ex-Twitter VP; Elizabeth Diaferia, Senior Advisor at Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board; and Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement at Wellcome Trust.

This event offers the opportunity for real cross-sector networking using virtual venue software Hopin, with multiple interactive areas that are optimised for connecting and enabling people to meet each other. Attendees can move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the festival content, streamed from venues across the country, directly to ticket-holders at home. You’ll hear from those forging ahead and shaping our futures, and those who built the foundations, with opportunities to meet and collaborate with people across the whole breadth of the UK’s creative sector. Bringing the event together will be writer, broadcaster and the event’s host, Konnie Huq.

Creative Coalition 2020 is for everyone working in creative roles, supporting those who do, or with an interest in how the creative industries can impact our social and cultural regeneration.

The day will be split into themes across the three days:

Monday 9th - Reimagine
Join us for the festival launch, live from Kings Place in London, with exclusive live performances and celebrating the resilience of the creative industries. With inspirational keynote speakers and crucial conversations, we’ll be Reimagining our creative future.

Tuesday 10th - Redefine
On Day 2, we will delve into the detail to discuss the foundations for our future. We’ll be engaging speakers at the forefront of creative progress and innovation and asking what practical steps we need to take in order to move forward. We’ll look at the future of working practice and hear from those engaging novel business solutions in response to the economic landscape.

Wednesday 11th - Reignite
Our final day is about fuelling our creative passion. With a schedule packed full of inspirational speakers, we’ll be discussing how to empower new talent, turn creative dreams into reality, and celebrating unique, innovative ideas.

Full events programme and line-up details to be announced

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