Gala Theatre, Durham

  • Stella Hall (Chair)

    Festival Producer

  • Andrew Brewerton (Speaker)

    Principal, Plymouth College of Art and Chair, Board of Governors for Plymouth School of Creative Arts

  • Andria Zafirakou (Speaker)

    2018 Global Teacher Prize Winner

  • Kate Harvey (Speaker)

    Senior Producer, Artichoke

  • Kate Clanchy (Speaker)

    Poet, Writer and Teacher

  • Toby Ealden

    Creative Director, Zest Theatre

  • Dan Shorten

    Director, Designer and Audio/Visual Specialist

  • Professor Simon J. James (Breakout session leader)

    Professor of Victorian Literature, University of Durham

  • Cllr Simon Henig (Opening address speaker)

    Leader, Durham County Council

  • Suzy O'Hara (Breakout session leader)

    Curator and Researcher

  • Ben Dickenson (Speaker)

    Executive Producer, City of Dreams

  • Jacqui O'Hanlon (Speaker)

    Director of Education, RSC

  • Jillian Barker (Speaker)

    Director of Learning and Participation, Royal Opera House

  • Jeanefer Jean-Charles (Speaker)

    Creative Artist and Producer

  • Professor Tom McLeish (Speaker)

    Professor of Natural Philosophy, The University of York

  • Tina Touli (Speaker)

    Graphic communication designer, Creative Director, Maker, Speaker and Educator

  • Helen Marriage (Closing address speaker)

    CEO and Artistic Director, Artichoke

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The Lumiere Conference is always a highlight for arts and education professionals visiting the festival. Learning Curve: Syllabus for the Future explored a wide array of approaches to learning, creativity and education through inspiring talks, panel discussions and break out sessions. Delegates heard from a range of visionary speakers and experts on the role of creativity in learning, including Andria Zafirakou, recipient of the Global Teacher Prize in 2018, and the poet Kate Clanchy.

Hosted in association with Durham County Council
Supported by Learning Curve Group