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Innovative People - Innovative Cities: Sarah pearson


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Beam in collaboration with the Wakefield Business Support Programme presented a day-long creative and practical conversation exploring recent/current trends - in the UK and internationally - about how towns and cities are using the arts and creative businesses to develop, and how artists and creatives are responding to the opportunities. This powerpoint formed part of Sarah Pearson's presentation, Service Director Economic Growth and Housing Wakefield Council

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Innovative People - Innovative Cities: Sarah pearson

  1. 1. Photo: The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield & Culture
  2. 2. Inverness Glasgow Edinburgh Newcastle About Wakefield • Wakefield district is one of the UK’s most accessible places, located at the heart of the UK • Picturesque city, 70% of district is green belt • Access to 2.7M people within 20 mile radius • Good supply of affordable and high quality housing • Rich cultural offer • Creative Industries • Protected Destination of Origin 2010 (Rhubarb in good company) QualityofLife London Liverpool Leeds Teesside York Manchester Sheffield Hull Dover Channel Tunnel WAKEFIELD
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