Culture’s role in London’s development and regeneration
The coronavirus crisis has undoubtedly distressed the cultural sector, its major institutions and key workers. One in six jobs in London is a creative one, with 64 per cent of workers in the creative industries being self-employed. How will the pandemic reshape the future of the creative industries?
London is one of the world’s great cultural cities, with an unrivalled artistic offer. Creative industries are worth some £87 billion to the UK economy, driving tourism and attracting talented staff from around the globe. But even before the pandemic challenges abounded, not least the loss of 35 per cent of the capital’s music venues over the last eight years and the continuing loss of artist studios.
This year-round programme explores the role of culture in regeneration and development, the transformation of London’s cultural institutions, and the continued development of the capital’s night-time economy. As London strives to meet the needs for increased housing, services and infrastructure, NLA investigates how the rich and unique culture and character of the capital can be maintained, celebrated and enhanced.
- GLA policy updates including Cultural Infrastructure Plan, Creative Enterprise Zones and London Borough of Culture
- The role of culture in regeneration and placemaking of new and changing areas
- Updates on major cultural projects including Culture Mile and Stratford Waterfront
- London’s night-time economy
PROPOSED UPCOMING ACTIVITY
PAST EVENTS INCLUDE
2019 – English National Ballet, NLA Nights
2019 – The 24-hour city, PechaKucha
2019 – South Bank Skate Park / Fairfield Halls, Study Tour
2018 – Culture Strategies: London’s changing places, Half-day Conference
2018 – The New Royal Academy, Breakfast Talk
2017 – Transforming London’s Cultural Buildings, Breakfast Talk
2017 – London by Night — Capital Ideas for London’s Night-time Economy, PechaKucha
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