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Provocation 2: Education and Talent

On Tuesday 3 June, the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value will hold its second public ‘Provocation’ event in the Barbican Centre.

Already a ‘sell-out’ event, the Provocation will explore the question: What do we need to do now to ensure that the future of creative talent looks bright in the UK?

Sir John Sorrell, Chair of the Creative Industries Federation, will give a keynote speech on the future of cultural education and creative talent in the UK. This issue will then be taken up by an expert panel including Sonita Alleyne (Founder, Yes Programme), Tim Boyes (Chair, Birmingham Education Partnership), Deborah Bull (Dancer, writer and broadcaster) and Munira Mirza (Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London). The panel will be chaired by Jane Hill (BBC) and there will be an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to the panel.

The evening will be framed by original artistic contributions, beginning with a performance piece by the Commission’s artists in residence, Stan’s Cafe and concluding with a creative response to the evening’s theme by spoken word artist and poet, Amerah Saleh.

Please note that tickets are no longer available for the event; however, we are operating a waiting list. If you would like to be added to this list, please send an email to warwickcommission at warwick dot ac dot uk.

footprintsFollow the debate through the live Twitter feed from 18:00 on 3 June using the hashtag #futureofculture.


We’d love to hear your questions and comments.