Alexei Sayle to speak at free event

The Culture and Creativity Research Network (CCRN) is hosting a half-day public event as part of Liverpool’s City of Radicals programme.

City of Radicals is a year-long programme of exhibitions, debates and events looking at radical Liverpool – past, present and future.

Hard Times: Creative Liverpool in times of crises will explore the impact of economic crises on the creative landscape of the city and provide a platform for the creative sector to discuss interventions and new directions.

The guest speaker, acclaimed alternative comedian, actor and writer Alexei Sayle, will be reflecting upon his experiences of the previous economic recession in the 1970s and 80s and will be offering his views on the lessons that can be learnt from this time.

The event, in the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool City Centre on Saturday 16 April at 1-4pm, will also feature a panel discussion that comprises a range of people from many of the area’s major cultural institutions, as well as individual artists and practitioners.

The event is free. To reserve your place contact Dr Nedim Hassan email or phone the Bluecoat ticket information line on 0151 702 5324 or for more information visit the website.

The CCRN  is a University of Liverpool interdisciplinary research grouping of staff and students engaged with questions concerning the nature and value of creativity with specific reference to art, culture, innovation and well being.

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