Making Creative Places Sustainable

The challenge of environmental sustainability is prompting creative and collaborative responses. Increasingly, people are coming together through networks and associations to pool knowledge, expertise and resources, and enable a faster transition to low carbon and sustainable ways of living and working.

Inspired by Manchester City Council's 'A Certain Future' strategy, cultural organisations from across the city have been working together under the banner of the Manchester Art Sustainability Team (MAST) since 2011, and have collectively achieved great strides towards the city's target to reduce emissions by 41% by 2020. This event will discuss and showcase how MAST and other cultural networks from Newcastle, London and Wales, are addressing sustainability in inspirational ways, and contributing to greener, future-proof cities.

Date: 25th March 2015
Time: 1.30 - 4pm, A light networking lunch will be served from 1.30 – 2pm, and talks will run from 2 – 4pm.
Contact, Manchester
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Speakers include:

• Jack Thompson, Technical Director, Manchester International Festival
• Amanda Wallace, Head of Asset Management & Development, Manchester City Galleries
• Dave Woodward, Technical Manager, The Lowry
• Gawain Forster, Band on the Wall
• Emma Rees, Senior Coordinator, London Theatre Consortium 
• Philip Bernays, Chief Executive, Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust, and representative of NewcastleGateshead Culture Venues
•Creu Cymru (representative to be confirmed)
•Beth Perry, SURF/University of Salford Manchester and Mistra Urban Futures
•Sholeh Johnston, Julie's Bicycle

Organizers: Manchester Art Sustainability Team (MAST), University of Salford Manchester, Julies´s Bicycle, Contact, Arts Council England and Mistra Urban Futures.