ABC Culture Conference is a new annual meeting of minds. The inaugural conference in 2023 will examine The New Cultural Geography of Smaller Places. This event will explore the relationship between creative process and place in small cities and rural regions like ours, hearing from a range of speakers who are working in inspirational ways across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
We invite artists, activists, civic leaders, politicians, academics, and creative thinkers from far and near to join us in celebration, and to learn and exchange ideas. Taking place at Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre in Armagh City on 1st February 2023, the event will coincide with Imbolc – the first day of the Celtic spring calendar, which brings promise of renewal and rebirth after long winters.
With participation from local, regional and international voices such as:
Researcher, author, change maker Dr Cara Courage
Designers and placemakers Islander Architects
Experimental vocal ensemble HIVE Choir
Co-design experts Workhouse Union
Arts led development trust The Stove Network
Artist Kevin Killen
Artist and writer Dan Thompson
Architect and researcher Dr Aisling Rusk
Senior Lecturer Dr Ali Fitzgibbon
European cultural strategist Neil Peterson
Durham Place Labs: Alison Clark and Claire Tymon
Head of Economic Development, Community & Culture, Galway City Council Gary McMahon
Broadcaster and podcaster Marie Louise Muir
Turner Prize winners Array Collective
Head of Arts at Arts & Business NI, Brona Whittaker
Photographer and filmmaker Joe Laverty and singer Ciara O’Neill, Whisper Project
Full programme and details of speakers and contributors available at the link opposite.
Location: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh