What does the future look like for the creative and cultural industries?

Great set of photos of the speakers, panellists and guests at the Future Skills Festival ‘Question Time’ which took place at Portsmouth Business School on 20 June 2011. Photography by Mike Cooter

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Future Skills: ‘Question Time’

With: John Newbigin (Creative England), Mark Eyles (TIGA), Jon Pratty (Arts Council England), Tom Perkins (Custom Studio)

Date: Monday 20 June 2011
Time: 6.30pm-9pm
Venue: University of Portsmouth Business School (PO1 3DE)
Tickets: £25

What does the future really look like for the creative and cultural industries?

The Future Skills Festival will launch with a live panel discussion and Q&A featuring creative industries experts, led by keynote speaker John Newbigin, Chair of Creative England.

John Newbigin is a freelance cultural entrepreneur and writer. He is currently the Chair of Creative England and of the cultural online publisher Culture24. As Special Advisor to the Minister for Culture, the Rt Hon Chris Smith MP, he was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television and executive assistant to Lord Puttnam as the Chair of the film company, Enigma Productions. Wired magazine lists John as one the UK’s hundred top ‘digital power-brokers’.

The panel will be chaired by Tom Perkins designer, developer and Director of Custom Studio and will include Mark Eyles, Educational Advisor to TIGA, the trade association for the UK games industry and Principle Lecturer in Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth; and Jon Pratty, journalist, digital publishing consultant and Digital and Creative Economy Relationship Manager at Arts Council England South East.

Further panelists to be announced.

The highly subsidised fee for this special event is just £25 per person. Advance booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets can be booked and paid for via the University of Portsmouth Online Store.

The event will take place in a modern, fully equipped and accessible lecture theatre at the University of Portsmouth Business School on Portland Street in Portsmouth. Map and directions

For further information email cibas@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6232

This event is supported by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and is part of the Future Skills Festival which takes place in Portsmouth through June and July 2011. The Festival is presented by Cibas, the creative industries business and skills development agency based at the University of Portsmouth.