Showcase
Explore Rich Mix
09:00 - 22:00

Come and discover the rising stars of tomorrow. We have just announced the selected creatives for Zealous X and are in the process of programming them during our festival. Watch this space!

Talks day 1
'Grow'

When you buy a ticket you get access to a whole day of talks, including panel discussions, fireside chats and keynotes.

Break-Coffee
Break
Coffee and Networking
09:45 - 10:45
Keynote
Creative UK
10:30 - 10:50
Speaker to be announced soon

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Talk-Panel
Panel
The road to empowerment
10:55 - 11:50

How does the UK best support its creative class? We shine a light on the work being done to sustain and elevate our sector, and unlock wealth for ourselves and our economy.


hosted by John Kampfner (CEO, Creative Industries Federation) with Caroline Norbury MBE (CEO, Creative England), Sir Peter Bazalgette (Chair, Arts Council England), Paul Owens (CEO, BOP Consulting)
Break-Coffee
Break
Short Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:00

Film
'Sandyman'
12:00 - 12:10

Every day, Geoff – the Sandyman – heads to his strip of beach. He spends three hours or more a day, sometimes in unbearable heat, crafting a design in the sand, only for it to be washed away once the tide comes in.



Talk-Panel
Panel
Funding creative growth
12:10 - 13:05

Funding is the life blood of creativity. With less of it available in the public domain, how can we structure ourselves better to access it, get more “bang for our buck” and push towards a self sustaining creative economy.


hosted by Susan Jones (Writer, Guardian) with Dr Martin Smith (Adviser to the CEO, Ingenious), David Fisher (Investment Director, Edge Investments) and Sarah Thirtle (Head of Business Lending Programmes, Creative United)
Break-Lunch
Break
Lunch
13:05 - 14:00

Keynote
The Good, The Bad & The DeDomenici
14:00 - 14:20

Artist, Filmmaker and Raconteur Richard DeDominici takes on the issues creativity face head on, from the lack of space to the remixing of pop culture. Sharing his hopes and fears for the capital we love


with Richard DeDominici (Artist)

Film
'Simulacra'
14:25 - 14:35

A simulacra of nature. “Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal.



Talk-Panel
Panel
Making space
14:35 - 15:30

The spaces we inhabit impact our creativity. Can we build the perfect eco-systems to create and what do they depend on? From co-working to city planning we explore the way creativity can be amplified through the places we inhabit.


hosted by Nick Ewbank (Founder, Nick Ewbank Associates) with Kirsten Dunne (Senior Cultural Strategy Officer, Mayors Office), Dr. Rebecca Ross (Creator, London is Changing), Philippine Nguyen (Co-Founder, Unlimited Productions)
Break-Coffee
Break
Short Coffee Break
15:30 - 15:40

Fireside
The future of creativity
15:40 - 16:10

Tristan Sharps shares his insights on creating immersive experiences, the evolution of his work from the early 1990’s to now, the influences of other art forms on his practice and how the company goes about creating new pieces of work.


with Tristan Sharps (Artistic Director, dream:think:speak)
Break-Coffee
Break
Coffee and Networking
16:10 - 17:00