Cultural Capital – The Buckinghamshire Culture Conference

Cultural Capital – building it – investing it – spending it

Cultural Capital is gained through experiencing, creating and participating in culture. It celebrates and embraces diversity, heritage and traditions. By increasing our cultural capital, as individuals and as communities we can create and innovate, invigorate solutions to society’s issues, connect our communities, improve health and wellbeing, develop creative industries and contribute to thriving economies.


Tickets for conference sold out.

The tickets for our conference have now sold out. If you want to join the waiting list, please email us under Nadia Epping Nadia@buckinghamshireculture.org and we see whether we can still accomodate you in case participants free up their tickets.


More Programme Details announced!

We are delighted to announce further programme details for  the first Buckinghamshire Culture conference; titled Cultural Capitalbuilding it – investing it – spending it’ to be held on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 at Missenden Abbey conference centre in Great Missenden.

The conference is for everyone in the cultural sector in Buckinghamshire. We hope to attract a broad range of people working in the arts, cultural and heritage sector including individual creatives and freelancers. We aim to broaden horizons – in terms of inspirational projects and partnerships, celebrate good practice and interesting/innovative models as well as define goals and purpose in respect of a county-wise approach to culture and how organisations align with local and national priorities.

Rachael Shimmin, OBE, Chief Executive Officer at Buckinghamshire Council will open the event. Hazel Edwards, South East Area Director for Arts Council England will update delegates on ACE’s latest areas of development.

Inspirational keynotes will come from Jenny Sealey, OBE, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre, and Mark Damazer CBE, Chair of the Board at the Booker Prizes and previously controller of BBC Radio 4. There will be a remote appearance by Dr Michael Mosley with an exclusive film interview about culture, nature and their positive influence on health and wellbeing.

In the afternoon, delegates will have a choice of exciting workshops: Rachel Sharpe Head of Creative Placemaking and Public Programmes at the Royal Shakespeare Company will lead a workshop on placemaking. Other workshops will centre around co-creation, sustainability and wellbeing, story telling as well as cultural democracy.

We will also have input from some of our partner organisations, who will update us on their latest projects in Buckinghamshire. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to network, meet old friends and make  new connections in the beautiful surroundings of Missenden Abbey conference centre.

How to register:

Please sign up via our Eventbrite link below to secure tickets. Prices are £15 (concessions) and £30. (All prices include, refreshments and lunch).

Please be aware that places are limited and ticket sales must end on Sunday, 19th of February.

Book here via eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/473256461817


Save the Date!

We are happy to announce that we will be holding the first Buckinghamshire Culture conference, titled ‘Cultural Capitalraising it – investing it – spending it’ on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 at Missenden Abbey conference centre in Great Missenden.

The conference will bring together attendees from across the cultural sector in Buckinghamshire with a view to inspire them, provide opportunities to share their own experiences; to network and collaborate. It is an opportunity for everyone to come together and network for a whole day of talks, discussion, workshops and more. We want to broaden horizons – in terms of inspirational projects and partnerships, celebrate good practice and interesting/innovative models as well as define goals and purpose in respect of a county-wise approach to culture and how organisations align with local and national priorities.

The event will be opened by Rachael Shimmin, OBE, Chief Executive Officer at Buckinghamshire Council and Jenny Sealey (Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre) will be one of our keynote speakers. We will also have a remote appearance by Dr Michael Mosley.

We will announce more programme here as soon as possible.


Cultural Capital the Buckinghamshire Culture Conference is kindly supported and sponsered by Buckinghamshire New University, Buckinghamshire Council, and the Rothschild Foundation.