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Creative Clusters 2007, London: Transforming Public Space


On Wednesday 14th November, the V&A plays host to our special ‘Transforming Public Space’ session. This half-day event brings cultural practitioners, urban planners and economic development people into a conversation about the role of culture in improving the liveability of city streets.

Creative Clusters 2007, London: Reality Check


Creative Clusters 2007 looks at some of the tough questions facing the creative economy agenda. Speakers with diverse perspectives examine the conventions and assumptions of the cultural industries in debates and discussions throughout the conference.

  • Creativity and the Economy: A golden age or a lot of lot air?
  • Sink or Swim: the Equal Debate
  • Show You the Ropes: Can you ‘train’ people to be part of the creative class?
  • Black Creative Enterprise in London

Creative Clusters 2007, London: Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi


The Artist as Property Developer Creative Clusters 2007 welcomes Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Culture Authority, as he discusses Saadiyat Island as part of the session ‘The Artist As Property Developer: Cultural buildings as part of the infrastructure of the modern city’. Saadiyat Island is a £13 billion (GBP) mixed commercial, […]

Creative Clusters 2007, London: Featured Speakers


Featured Speakers

  • Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Will Hutton – Chief Executive, The Work Foundation
  • Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE – Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Deputy Chairman, Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority
  • Jude Kelly OBE – Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
  • Charles Landry, Director, COMEDIA
  • Peter Hewitt – Chief Executive, Arts Council England
  • Finbar Ryan, Director of Culture, Ministry of Community Development, Culture & Gender Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tony Hall CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Opera House
  • Keith Khan, Head of Culture, London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
  • Eddie Berg, Artistic Director, BFI Southbank
  • Selma Prodanovic, Founder and Chief Networking Officer, Brainswork Group
  • Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian
  • Hans Monderman – Consultant, Keuning Institute
  • Councillor Daniel Moylan – Deputy Leader, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council
  • Sir Simon Milton – Leader of Westminster City Council
  • Rob Whiteman – Chief Executive, The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Dr Beatriz Garcia – Director of Impacts 08: The Liverpool Model

Creative Clusters 2007, London: Agenda & Themes


Global demand for creative products and services is booming, and the creative industries comprise one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy. But are governments still treating the creative sector as too much of a special case? Should policy interventions emphasise cultural and regional exceptionalism, or is the creative sector now mature enough to warrant a ‘grown-up’ industrial policy that emphasises productivity, employment, export and innovation?

Creative Clusters 2007, London: Programme


Creative Clusters 2007, London
Creative Districts across London, including Southbank, City Fringe and Soho/West End
9th – 14th November 2007

The Conference included a special unscheduled keynote by Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey.

Full Programme.