Rachel Chinouriri in session for Selector Radio in 2019
Rachel Chinouriri in session for Selector Radio in 2019 ©

Joe Wheatley

Our events bring together artists and creative professionals to share performance, ideas and knowledge between nations. Find out what's coming up, and catch up on our most recent events.

Ground by Trigger

Brighton, Saturday 4 May – Sunday 26 May 2024, various times

'Each ingredient has a story to tell. Gather, eat and listen.' Commissioned by Brighton Festival and supported by us, this unique supper club experience is led by the voices of indigenous and traditional knowledge holders. In this world premiere, a locally sourced and specially curated 3-course meal reveals the tangled histories of patenting plants. What does it mean to 'own’ something that has grown and been used for thousands of years? From award-winning creators and producers Trigger (Teabreak, Brighton Festival 2023), this dining experience and live performance seeks to decolonise the food on our plate. 

Women of the World Festival

Manchester, Friday 24 May – Sunday 26 May 2024, various times

Women of the World Festival is coming to Aviva Studios for a weekend of innovative workshops, vibrant discussions and a bustling Marketplace, and we are partners in this year's event. The world-class speakers, activists and performers include Mel B, Jordan Stephens, Julia Gillard, Maxine Peake, Zawe Ashton, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, DJ Paulette, and Chimene Suleyman. Book now for transformative conversations and incredible performances. You can also visit the Social for free events across the weekend featuring WOW pop-ups, poetry, workshops, and artwork.

Catch up


Here you can catch up on our previous events, or watch them again. Below you'll find links and videos for a range of events, including The Missing Foundation and Missing Pillar talks, how to compose for film and TV (from the SXSW festival) and more.

The Missing Foundation: Culture's place within and beyond the SDGs

To accompany the forward-thinking 2023 report The Missing Foundation, a dynamic follow-up to our 2020 Missing Pillar report, this event brought together the edge and story research team and a panel of expert speakers. As we progress towards the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the report opens up questions about frameworks for development and the role culture can, or should, play within them. Hear from the research team: Kai Brennert, Dian Ika Gesuri, Francesca Giliberto, Katie Hodgkinson and Pedro Affonso Ivo Franco. And speakers: David Connor, Emmanuelle Robert, Marcus Desando and Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm. Watch below.

Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Development

The 2023 launch of our Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Essay Collection, edited by Inherit, included insights from thought-leaders on cultural heritage and development, followed by an enlightening panel discussion on the role of cultural heritage for a sustainable future. Speakers included: Chris Dalglish, Ben Sandbrook, Anne Torreggiani, Sophia Woodley, Abraham George, James Doeser, Leandro Valiati, Pedro Affonso Ivo Franco and Suzanne Joinson. Watch below.

Fashion Open Studio: Bhukram – Nature as Inspiration

Our third COP26 event, in partnership with Fashion Open Studio, provides a tour of natural-dyed cotton brand Bhukram's studio in a village in north-eastern Thailand. Watch the Fashion Open Studio work and design process

The Missing Pillar Talks 2022

The Missing Pillar Talks is a series of talks and discussions that look at culture’s contribution to the UN Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goalsa and a global way of thinking about the world, our role in it and our responsibilities to others. Perhaps we could view this new way of thinking as a new 'common sense' around which to build a shared, brighter future. But how does common sense translate from global to local? Watch here.

The Missing Pillar Talks 2021: Heritage and Sustainable Development

The Missing Pillar Talks is a series of panel conversations about culture’s contribution to sustainable development. The first event on 29 March was hosted as part of the three-day event Heritage of Future Past, and looked to sustainable development through a heritage lens. Watch here.

SXSW – Composing for film and TV

This event, delivered as part of the virtual edition of SXSW (South By South West), explores how TV music has evolved since the emergence and dominance of streaming. We’re joined by composers Michael Price and Hannah Peel, and music supervisor Ed Bailie. Watch below.

The Garden of Privatised Delights – panel discussions

In the run up to, and during, The Garden of Privatised Delights, this year’s British Pavilion exhibition for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, we present a series of online panel discussions exploring the exhibition's themes, in partnership with Sto Werkstatt. Catch up on the series.

A Meeting Place – online global discussions for museum and gallery professionals

Our series of recent webinars explore some of the biggest questions and challenges facing museum and gallery professionals today, from digital transformation and community engagement to decolonisation and sustainability. The webinar below, titled 'From an unsustainable past to a sustainable future', took place on 23 March 2021. Catch up on the series.

UK visa routes for artists

This captioned recording of our ‘UK visa routes for artists’ event took place in November 2020. The webinar presents a general guide to the main immigration routes for artists coming to the UK for visits or work, as were accurate at the time of the recording. Watch here.