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Liverpool: European Capital of Culture 10 years on

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What is the legacy of Liverpool’s year as the European Capital of Culture in 2008?

We will be looking into how cities can use culture to catalyse regeneration and development, with case studies and panel discussions.

Tickets are priced at £50+VAT.

This event is sponsored by Kier Construction and Turley.

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, responsible for legacy, major events, film office, tourism and culture policy since 2009
  • Chris Melia leads Amion Consulting's leisure and visitor economy team, specialising in culture, heritage and tourism
  • Dean Paton, managing director of Big Heritage, brought Chester's streets alive with the Pokemon Go heritage festival in July 2017 and has since taken over reopening and running Liverpool's Western Approaches war rooms where the Battle of the Atlantic was masterminded
  • Martin Green, chief executive, Hull City of Culture during its year of cultural celebration in 2017 and former head of ceremonies at London Olympics 2012
  • Fiona Gasper is the Executive Director of Manchester International Festival, appointed to the role in March 2016. She was previously executive director for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester from 2010 to 2016 and, before that executive producer of Liverpool’s 2008 European Capital of Culture programme from 2004 to 2009
  • Mark Worcester, director, Turley, planning advisor on culturally significant projects including the multimedia wall at Lime Street and Cains Brewery Village; also a committee member of FBE Liverpool; Emmeline Pankhurst statue in St Peter’s Square, Manchester and Cities of Hope – international art work convention in Northern Quarter, Manchester

There will be presentations followed by a panel discussion. Breakfast is included

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