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.

Event: Nine Earths by D-Fuse - 18 December at IKLECTIK (London)

Following storytelling workshops, part of our UK/Viet Nam Season 2023, D-Fuse is hosting an audiovisual experience exploring humanity’s excessive demand for the Earth’s resources. The evening showcases a new immersive version of Nine Earths, with a screening and live soundtrack, including citizens’ stories collected from Vietnam.

Exhibition: Well Settled: Nhà Sàn Collective, Moi Tran, George Clark, Lưu Chữ - 4 November to 16 December at LUX (London)

The An Viet Archives is the largest known British-Vietnamese community archive in the UK. ‘Well Settled’ presents a series of works in different media reflecting on archives and proposing new models for how shared heritage can be activated and made accessible. The exhibition features newly commissioned works by artists from both the UK and Vietnam. Commissioned by An Việt Archives, supported by the British Council as part of the UK/Viet Nam Season 2023 and Hackney Archives, LUX and the University of Westminster.

COP28, Dubai, UAE – 30 November to 12 December

We are showcasing the ways we support people around the world to tackle climate change through the arts and culture at the British Council Pavilion. Alongside the displays will be panel discussions, film screenings, theatre performances and more. Learn more about how we're supporting COP28.

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.