Gala Theatre, Durham


  • Stella Hall (Chair)

    Festival Producer

  • Anuradha Henriques

    Founder and Editor, Skin Deep

  • Claire MacDonald

    Theatre practitioner and Unitarian Minister

  • Judith Knight MBE

    Founder and Co-director, Artsadmin

  • Noeline Kavanagh

    Artistic Director and CEO, Macnas

  • Rami Bebawi

    Partner and Co-founder, KANVA

  • Sebastian White

    Project Associate, CERN EP Division

  • Professor Stuart Corbridge

    Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University

  • Tony Heaton OBE

    Founder of NDACA - the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive, Chief Executive of Shape Arts (2008-17), and Sculptor

  • The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett

    Dean of Durham

  • Selina Nwulu

    Poet, writer and campaigner

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A one-day conference taking a wider view of cultural impact in the world today and what this means for the future. 

A visionary and thought-provoking programme of speakers will share their experiences and ideas for changing the world on topics as varied as art, education, city planning and place-making, technology, philosophy and religion. 


Hosted in association with Durham County Council

Supported by the European Commission