Creative England Live 2018: Agenda
Time: 1.30pm for 2pm start
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14:00 Introduction by Georgie
host, Georgie Barrat (The Gadget Show) welcomes the audience and introduces the
theme of the day, Creative Revolution: Redefining an industry. Georgia is
a leading technology journalist and presenter of The Gadget Show who knows more
than most how powerful storytelling can be when it meets technology.
14:05 Creative Opening: Lemn Sissay,
cultural icon of the region, Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and
occasional broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was the first
poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics.
14:20 Caroline Norbury MBE,
will share the work Creative England has been doing over the last year, and
share the company’s future focus as an Influencer, Investor and Content
14:40 SPOTLIGHT: Simon Windsor,
has been at the forefront of immersive technologies since 2011, launching
several successful companies in AR and VR, and bringing state-of-the-art
immersive production facilities to the UK. He’ll be showcasing Hammerhead’s
latest products as well as the world’s most advanced volumetric & 3D
capture studio, Dimension.
15:05 Break & Networking
15:20 Investing in Creativity: Panel
discussion addressing the challenges creative businesses face with access to
finance, and what changes are needed for the sector, building upon the recent
sector deal announcement by DCMS.
by Alice Hu Wagner, MD Strategy, Economics & Markets, British Business Ban
British Business Bank
Irene Graham, CEO, ScaleUp Institute
Wagner, MD Strategy, Economics & Markets, British Business Bank
Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA
Curtis, Chief Finance Office, LivingLens
Glick, Chief Executive, Edge VC
Opened by Alice Hu Wagner, MD Strategy, Economics & Markets, British Business
15:50 SPOTLIGHT: Dan Riley, Spearhead
Interactive was established in February 2013 as a real-time 3D software
development company, building on a legacy of pioneering research and
development into the Virtual Worlds industry and devising applications for
their commercial use to solve real-world business challenges.
16:10 Presentation from Olivia
from Olivia Leonard, Facebook’s director of small and media businesses for
Europe, Middle East and Africa.
16:30 Break & Networking
16:45 Ian Livingstone CBE
Livingstone CBE shares his experience in revolutionising storytelling in games,
and the lessons he has learned as an investor in the industry.
17:00 SPOTLIGHT: Steve Cottam,
is the World’s first retro game streaming subscription service, available now
on the Android and Windows platforms.
will be demostating their huge library of licensed and carefully curated
classic games available to play on demand.
17:20 New Voices, Big Stories: Panel
on shortFLIX, discussing how the initiative was created and how it’s addressing
industry issues, such as representation and equality of opportunity.
Fiona McGarva (Managing Director Sundae Communications)
Chief Content Officer, Creative England
Commissioning Editor, Sky Arts
Abena Taylor-Smith (Writer/Director, Ladies Day)
18:10 In Conversation with Sir Peter
England’s CEO, Caroline Norbury MBE, is joined by Sir Peter Bazalgette to
discuss what needs to be put in place to grow England’s creative industries,
and the needs of creative practitioners, micros and SMEs throughout the country.
18:30 Evening reception
Artephis Jazz Orchestra
Contemporary jazz-rock quintet based
in Manchester, UK, Artephis comprises some of the North's most creatively
diverse young musicians, who met at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their debut album, ALL CHANGE NO CHANGE, was
released in June 2017 with an accompanying UK tour and aired on Radio 2 by
Jamie Cullum, who chose ‘Feroz’ as his BBC Introducing highlight of the year.