City Conversations 2014: Shaping a Creative City - a Plan for Sydney's Cultural Future

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May 19, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay (opposite Pier 6/7), 22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay 2000

City Conversations 2014

Culture and creativity are integral parts of every global city. From art and music in our streets, to communal dining on rooftops and start-up creative businesses in basements, it’s time to explore other ways we can build a more creative city.

In developing Creative City, Sydney’s first-ever cultural policy, the City of Sydney put our cultural life under the microscope.

We’ve taken note of what 2,000 people told us they wanted for the cultural life of Sydney, taken stock of what’s already happening and outlined what’s needed to make this policy a reality.

Hear how we will work with the community to foster a more creative Sydney.

Annabel Crabb will lead a panel discussion with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Ben Eltham, Hetti Perkins, John O’Callaghan and Rachel Healy following an introduction from Claudia Karvan.

Annabel Crabb

Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney

Claudia Karvan, Actor and producer

Rachel Healy, Executive Manager Culture, City of Sydney

Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney
Rachel Healy, Executive Manager Culture, City of Sydney
Ben Eltham, Cultural policy commentator and academic
Hetti Perkins, Curatorial Adviser, Eora Journey and Creative Director, Corroboree Sydney
John O’Callaghan, Urban planner and co-founder, Idea Bombing Sydney

Omar Musa, Rapper and Australian Poetry Slam Winner

Available from the box office on 02 9250 1999 or via Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

Auslan interpreter services and live captioning for this event can be arranged on request. We would appreciate more than five business days’ notice. For these or other access enquiries, please contact the City of Sydney on 02 9265 9333. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

You can also watch a podcast of the event soon after.

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Presented by the City of Sydney & The Sydney Morning Herald




Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay
02 9250 1999