Events

Unlocking change webinars

To bring our new strategy to life, we’re holding three webinars to explore ways of unlocking change for our three aims: Our Natural World; A Fairer Future; and Creative, Confident, Communities

What?

The webinars will be short (1 hour) and engaging. We'll introduce our new strategy, but then we'll give the stage to the brilliant people who have inspired us as we have worked on our strategy. Only speakers will be visible, but everyone can submit questions for a brief Q&A.

Live captioning will also be available for all three webinars.

Who?

These webinars are for anyone who shares our goals, and wants to hear from the people we support. We hope they will inspire you - and us - to think differently about how we could unlock change through our work.

Details and sign-up

Our Natural World

Restoring our natural world – is it time to try something new?

We are at an important point in how people are thinking about the natural world. Levels of understanding and awareness of the climate and biodiversity crisis are increasing. COVID-19 has shone a light on access to green space and nature. It has thrown up questions on equity, lifestyles and where our food comes from. Despite the ongoing pandemic, there is a sense of opportunity and optimism that we can secure a green recovery. We have seen promising new announcements on climate change and nature. We can’t let this be another false dawn. This webinar will bring together organisations and individuals wanting to consider new and different approaches to restoring the natural world.

Speakers:

  • Gillian Burke, Biologist and Television Presenter
  • Trewin Restorick, CEO and Founder, Hubbub UK
  • Kené Umeasiegbu, Campaigns Director, Tesco
  • Jim Airton, Natural Capital Strategy and Planning Manager, United Utilities Water for the North West

Facilitator: Liam McAleese, Director - Our Natural World

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date

7 December 2020, 11.00am

How to watch the webinar

You can find a recording with timings and a transcript here.

Creative, Confident Communities

Creativity is everywhere: restoring and strengthening local communities through the power of the arts

There may never have been a more important time for arts and culture in the UK. As we weather the storm of COVID-19, we believe that the arts and creativity will be key to restoring our communities, and bringing them together. But what does it take to enable people to engage with creative work on their own terms? In this webinar, you’ll hear three different perspectives on what it means to take a truly collaborative approach to culture.

Speakers:

  • Tarek Iskander, Artistic Director and CEO, Battersea Arts Centre
  • George Hill, Co-Chair, Kingswood and Hazel Leys in Corby, Creative Civic Change Programme
  • Heather Peak Morison, Artist/facilitator, Creative Civic Change Programme

Facilitator: Alison Holdom, Funding Manager – Lead Arts and Heritage

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date

3 December 2020, 11.00am

How to watch the webinar

You can find a recording with timings and a transcript here.

A Fairer Future

People make change - harnessing the power of people’s experiences to bring about a fairer future

To bring about a fairer future, we believe people most affected by the issues should have a role in how to improve them. This means bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people facing injustice and inequality into the decision-making process. In this webinar, you’ll hear from people who are using their experiences and voice to bring about change to improve the care system.

Speakers:

  • Henrietta Imoreh, Applied Theatre Practitioner/EY Foundation, Programme Delivery Coordinator
  • Megan Sutherland, Vice-Chair, Who Cares? Scotland
  • Sophie Hutson, Drive Forward Foundation Policy Forum Ambassador
  • Chelbi Hillan, Drive Forward Foundation Policy Forum Ambassador
  • Kate Watson, Senior Projects Manager, PhotoVoice

Facilitator: Hannah Lim, Funding Manager – Lead Social Change

Welcome by: Caroline Mason, Chief Executive

Date and time

4 November 2020, 11am - 12 noon

How to watch the webinar

You can find a recording with timings and a transcript here.

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