Lockdown: A Culture Fix?
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In March 2020 theatres, galleries, museums and music venues closed their doors. During lockdown, our lives were stripped back to only the essentials; culture wasn’t high on the list.
Necessity being the mother of invention, whilst the doors remain closed, classes, gigs, talks and productions have made their way into our homes via the small screen. The hunger for creativity and entertainment has remained and with geographical and financial barriers stripped away, we have still been accessing the arts – just from our sofas.
So, what’s next for the arts? Has the lockdown made the culture more accessible, relevant and engaging than ever before? And with funding pressure, can the industry survive democratization? Artist Luke Jerram, Julie Finch, director of Compton Verney and Tim Reeve deputy director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with chair Hashi Mohamed.
This event is part of The Citizens’ Manifesto series in which we want to bring people together to share stories, make sense of this moment and discuss the choices we now face for the future.
We want to know what’s important to you; what are you concerned about, hopeful for and looking forward to in the future? What elements of our lockdown lives should we maintain? And what has been exposed as outdated?
Luke Jerram will join this event digitally.