Influence & Reach

6 December 2022
Calderdale Music

CalderdaleCreates Influence & Reach networking event took place at Calderdale Music on Tuesday 6 December.

Panel Speakers representing several of the key networks where culture leads the agenda spoke about the work they were doing in their fields and key challenges for their areas:

David McQuillan
Arts & Health Programme Manager – Creativity and Health Partnership;
Michael Ainsworth
owner of Grayson Unity – Independent Venues & the
Night-time Economy,
Lauren Iredale
Director of Artworks – representing Valley of Sanctuary [Network for Refugee and Asylum Seekers];
David Heywood
Calderdale Music – Calderdale Cultural Education Partnership [LCEP]
Rachel Lappin
Senior Tourism Officer, CMBC – Tourism and
Visitor Economy
John Noble Milner
Freelance Artist – Hebden Bridge Open Studios (Independent Artist Network)
Following the panel, the event focused on how creative individuals and organisations could work better together to enlarge Culture’s influence and reach; how to become members of CalderdaleCreates steering group and how generally they could work together to promote cultural collaboration across the borough. Over 60 people attended the event.