What Happens When the Spotlight Moves?

– in partnership with Knowsley Council


Paula Williams – Head of Culture, Knowsley MBC

Dr Beatriz Garcia – Senior Research Fellow in International Cultural Policy and Mega Events at the University of Liverpool and Associate Director at the Centre for Cultural Value

  • Future
  • Place & Society
  • Housing

Cultural regeneration is everywhere.

From Capital of Culture to Borough of Culture. Festival 22 to the Commonwealth Games, across the UK there are projects running which have put the power of culture at the heart of a wider regeneration plan.

But after the party has ended, what comes next? How do places positively build on the impact of a year in the spotlight and not just end up with a hangover and a big bill?

Delivered in partnership with Knowsley Borough of Culture, this session will bring together some of the biggest names in cultural festival planning to discuss how to make legacy something real not just a buzz word.


The Good Business Festival is passionately non-exclusive. It’s not about what you do or who you know. It’s not about agreeing on everything all of the time. It’s about everyone working towards a better world – no matter where you’re starting from.

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