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MPA Big Debate 3: 'Last of the creatives?'

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The last of the creatives?

  • Is governnent funding stacked against the more creative subjects?
  • Is Manchester’s obsession with tech killing off young media and creative talent?
  • From where is the next generation of creatives going to come?

On Tuesday 28th November, we’re hosting our 3rd and final MPA Big Debate of 2017 when we ask ourselves whether we are looking at the threat of creative extinction.

Following on from the 'Meet your new Mayor' debate in April and July’s debate about Diversity, Christian James will again be in the chair to stimulate our panel and audience.

We are delighted to welcome Heather MacRae, Dan Sodergren, Reuben Webb and Lynn Provoost to our panel.

Heather MacRae is Managing Director of the Ideas Foundation, a charity that helps to nurture young creative talent in the creative, digital and media sectors. Heather established the charity in Hackney 2001 with leading adman Robin Wight. The Ideas Foundation prioritises work in Manchester, London and Birmingham. The IF enables young people to work on live briefs from brands such as Nike, BBC, Canon, The Economist and with support from top ad agencies. Heather has over 30 years experience in education - with particular interests in supporting student career progression. Heather is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and was awarded the National Career Award.

Dan Sodergren is a digital marketing expert and public speaker with two decades experience in training organisations in digital, social and mobile marketing. With a deep passion in helping companies start and grow, Dan teaches startups at UTC@MediaCityUK creative college, while creating results proven marketing training for companies across the United Kingdom as the founder of Great Marketing Works.

Reuben Webb has been at Stein IAS nearly 20 years, playing a key role in evolving the company into a global leader in B2B marketing. As Chief Creative and Values Officer he leads a multi-award winning transatlantic creative team, and oversees working culture and productivity across the whole agency.

Lynn Provoost is Assistant Headteacher and Director of Arts at The Derby High School: a NWCC School. Lynn began her teaching career at The Derby High School in 1999 as an English teacher. At that time drama was taught to only ten children in Year 10. By 2000 the setting had been transformed; every child in key stage 3 studied Drama, Music, Art and Technology. In 2003, the Derby joined the Comino family and became the first Science and Arts Specialist College in the country. In 2009 Inspire, the on-site Creative Arts Suite, was opened and a partnership with the Ideas Foundation began to evolve. In 2013, the Derby won two national teaching awards for Science and Creativity. In 2015, the North West Comino Consortium brought together top performing Arts schools from four different authorities across Greater Manchester. Lynn firmly believes that a teacher’s job is to unlock every child’s potential allowing all children the opportunity to identify their own strengths and strive for excellence.

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5pm - drinks reception
5.30pm - take your seats
7pm - close

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