City (Re)Searches is popping up!

What makes culture important to you? What do you value about culture and creativity? What does culture and art mean to you?

Following up from our news story posted last week we are getting closer to the City (Re)Searches Pop Up event which will be in Writers’ Square 20-23 February.  The City (Re)Searches team will be hosting a series of events, conversations and creative opportunities looking at these questions and more.

We are in the process of finalising the timetable and can confirm the running order of events:

  • Day 1 Wednesday 20 February: An afternoon session will provide access to the public space where anyone can drop in and tell us what they think.
  • Day 2 Thursday 21 February: Community Artists and Community Activists are invited to join us for a morning session and share their experiences in relation to notions of cultural agency and the value of culture.
  • Day 3 Friday 22 February: Statutory Agencies, Policy Makers, Funders, Politicians and Trustees and leaders of local organisations are invited to join the morning session.
  • Day 4 Saturday 23 February: This final session will be open to the public and enable people to provide their opinion around the value of culture and at the same time our CAP team will help folk get creative.

There will be afternoon sessions, where invited groups and individuals will assist the City (Re)searches look at local experiences of culture and the value of creativity through creative workshops.

The full timetable and further details will be made available over the coming days and weeks, so please keep an eye on the website, twitter or facebook for further details. For more information about the City (Re)Searches initiative contact Conor Shields or to register interest in the event, email


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