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Talk, Tue 19 Jun 2018, free entry

Civic Fabric 2018

Civic Fabric 2018

A one day culture conference exploring skills, sustainability and the future of culture.


Lauren Rogers

01432 344039


Left Bank Village,
c/o 20/22 Bridge Street,

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Offering inspiration, ideas and opportunities for cross-sector exchange, Civic Fabric 2018 aims to provide a space where fresh thinking and new ideas can be shared beyond the constraints that sometimes hold cultural and community organisations back.

Civic Fabric will explore how a diverse range of such organisations can build resilient futures together, seizing the opportunities presented in the nationwide shift to new governance models and increased community focus across our sectors.

These changes offer exciting opportunities in common: new kinds of organisation; partnerships; community participation; and income generation for example; but they also require investment in the skills, knowledge and confidence of our people to make them thrive.

This one-day conference will see national and local experts, and those on the front line of cultural delivery across a range of sectors coming together to collaborate and discuss the possibilities ahead.

Keynote speakers will discuss these issues across a range of cultural and community organisations across the UK:

Museums: Maria Bojanowska, Head of National Programmes, British Museum

Churches: Wendy Coombey, Community Partnership & Development, Diocese of Hereford

Community Asset Transfer: Meena Bharadwa, Development Manager, Locality

A panel of local experts, representatives from a similar range of sectors, will ground these matters in regional - and especially rural - context in Herefordshire.

Free practical workshops will offer guidance on a range of topics, covering skills and knowledge in areas such as: understanding a range of governance models; diversifying revenue; measuring social impact; and volunteer management, for example.

The Civic Fabric conference recognises the common changes we face, opportunities ahead and skills we need in order that cultural and community organisations may play their central role in fostering local pride and ambition, and in contributing to the social, economic and environmental development.

Tickets are free and the conference is open to everyone.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 19 Jun 2018 10:30 to 17:00


Free entry



See location of Left Bank Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 507397  Lat: 52.05351 Long: -2.71903

From High Town, come down Broad Street, past the Library on the right and the Cathedral on the left. Follow the road round into King Street and left into Bridge Street at the T-junction. The shops and restaurant complex are just before the old bridge on the lefthand side. Alternatively, with the Cathedral on your left and the Tourist office on your right, walk down Gwynne Street towards Kate's Square on the left, the shops on the right and the restaurant complex entrance round the corner in Bridge Street.


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