Enhancing connectivity at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Cultural Enquiry event held at Dolphin Shopping Centre

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2019

The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is hosting the next Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Cultural Enquiry event on Wednesday 1 May from 5-7pm.

The event will take place in the shopping centre’s Eco Hub, with a focus on how to develop better connectivity across the cultural and creative sector within the BCP area and internationally. This is part of BCP’s ongoing series of Cultural Enquiry events.

Themes to be discussed at the Dolphin Shopping Centre event, include:
• How to boost international profile in an increasingly connected world
• How to connect larger cultural organisations with creative practitioners
• How to increase networking opportunities within the BCP area whilst considering what a strong and culturally connected community looks like

There will be three key elements to the evening – beginning with a talk by renowned European cultural expert, Carlos Martins, followed by short presentations from local creative businesses, practitioners and producers, followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience, moderated by Dick Penny, former CEO of Watershed in Bristol, and finishing with networking. Findings from the session will be captured and shared on the BCP Cultural Enquiry website. The findings will help form part of the final vision and framework for culture that the enquiry will produce.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting the next BCP Cultural Enquiry event in our Eco Hub and hope to see as many of you there as possible. It’s the ideal opportunity to engage with a variety of stakeholders to be part of the vision for developing arts and culture across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.”

The BCP Cultural Enquiry is being run by the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, one of the UK’s leading international cultural, arts and creative economy consultancy and research agencies.

Andrew Erskine, senior associate at Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, commented: “The purpose of the enquiry and ongoing series of events is to build on the great assets that already exist across the BCP area and to further articulate the benefits that arts and culture bring to a community.

“The creation of a new council creates with it a unique opportunity to develop the cultural agenda, giving the creative industries the potential to increase productivity and be a bigger driver of the economy. There is huge potential for the arts and culture event in the BCP area – the challenge is to realise it.”

Follow the discussion on Twitter #culturalenquiry2019 or visit www.culturalenquiry.co.uk for further information. Book your place for the Dolphin Shopping Centre event online Eventbrite.