The Creative Industries Festival 2021: How can our globally-recognised city and county’s creative and cultural assets help drive a vibrant post-COVID-19 creative economy?

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone




Given that one of the first effective Coronavirus vaccines was created in Oxford, how can our world-leading creative and cultural assets build on this global spotlight to create consumer confidence in returning to ‘normal life’?

Whether it be trips to the theatre, evenings out at music venues or attending large scale festivals, how can we support the re-emergence of a previously vibrant creative economy in our city and towns that was flourishing pre-COVID.

Also – are there new ways in which we can reconnect with audiences by utilising new innovative digital means?

Join the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) to find out more. OxLEP's role is to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.

John Newbigin OBE - London Mayor’s Ambassador for the Creative Industries & Founder and first Chairman of Creative England; Guy Gadney – Founder & CEO of and Chair of the Board at the Old Fire Station; Dr Victoria McGuinness, Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships, Humanities, University of Oxford.