POSTED: January 24, 2016

Imagining Better – a festival of creative thinking

20th January – 14th March 2016
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Professor Oakley will be in conversation about Cultural Policies, Regional Development and Inequalities drawing on her extensive research into the recent culture of New Labour, whilst also posing questions about what might be the culture of the Northern Powerhouse.

Kate will be joined in conversation by Eddie Berg, Creative Consultant, previously Director of BFI Southbank in London; Founder/ former CEO FACT, Liverpool.

D A T E  &  T I M E

03 March 2016

  • 5.45pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.30pm – Lecture
  • 7.30pm – Reception and Networking

Further information is available here.


Edge Hill University launches its first Festival of Ideas in 2016 with a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.

It’s a festival of creative thinking for challenging times, making space for crucial conversations and new ideas for the arts, healthcare and public policy. A collection of talks, exhibitions, films and performances will explore issues such as children’s rights and citizenship, arts and social justice, innovative strategies for current healthcare issues, racism in sport, cultural identities and much more.

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