Digital Culture Talks Day 1

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Digital Culture Talks Day 1

July 19, 2023 - July 20, 2023

Digital Culture Talks 2023

in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton

Dive into the world of creative and cultural digital content on a national scale as we discuss, engage, and explore ways to encourage and strengthen the cultural sector while celebrating the unique work created in the West Midlands.

This 3-day event featured keynote speakers from the creative industries, cultural sector, and broadcasters who shed light on the present and future of culture online.


Watch Day 1, Part 1 here:


Watch Day 1, Part 2 here:


Day 1 – Place-based storytelling: developing and nurturing local voices and digital creatives

Tuesday 18th July (Online)

We explore why it’s so important that we tell authentic local stories to the world. How do we nurture local voices and what does it take for a local story to break through on a national stage?

Key Note: Telling local stories to the world – Madeleine Kludje (Associate Director, Birmingham REP)

Case study: The Digital Black Country – Parminder Dosanjh (Creative Director, Creative Black Country) in discussion with Fiona Morris (The Space)

Roundtable discussion – ‘Driving local success: What’s the right recipe?’

  • Barbara Lee, Sky Arts Commissioning Editor
  • Diana Hare, BBC Commissioning Executive
  • Matthew Dodd, BBC Radio 3
  • Dr Denise Doyle, University of Wolverhampton
  • Rob Lindsay, Head of Programmes, The Space

Keynote 2: Putting the Midlands on the Digital Map – Stuart Thomas (BBC Head of Midlands)



University of Wolverhampton
Alan Turing Building, City Campus, Wulfruna St,
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