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Let’s talk about culture

Article date - 03 July 2017

St Helens Council’s Arts Service is inviting residents to join in on a cultural conversation to help form a new strategy for the development of arts and culture in the Liverpool City Region over the next 30 years.
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Held in the fabulous World of Glass Museum, the Cultural Conversation event will see recognised television producer and screenwriter, Phil Redmond CBE, introduce the session and ask for small group discussions on current culture and how it can be improved in the future.

A question and answer session will follow to develop the discussion further.

Phil (pictured left), best known for creating well-known soap operas Grange Hill, Brookside, and Hollyoaks, said:

“When asked to chair the Liverpool City Region Cultural Partnership to develop a long-term strategy for culture, it seemed obvious that we needed to consult the public first to ask about their understanding of culture, what it means to them and what they want to support.

“Knowing what people understand about the catch all term ‘culture’ can really help to shape the way we move forward. These Cultural Conversation Roadshows, across the Liverpool City Region, are a really helpful way to engage with the general public and I’m really looking forward to them.”

St Helens Council’s portfolio holder for arts and culture, Councillor Gill Neal, added: “The council has a stated ambition to be a national centre of excellence for socially engaged arts and cultural practice – but it would be great to hear the thoughts of the people who matter the most – residents, as we look to put thoughts and ideas into practice.

“We would love it if you can come along and contribute to the development of a 30 year Cultural Strategy for the Liverpool City Region.”

Cultural Conversation will take place on Tuesday 11 July at 5pm and will last no more than two hours. Refreshments, including drinks and pastries, will be served as you discuss your ideas and thoughts about culture now and into the future.

The event is free to attend, but it is asked that you book your place in advance by calling Cath Shea on 01744 677448 – or online