Culture Change Conference 2014

Julie's Bicycle launches a new programme in partnership with the Royal Opera House.

Highlights from Culture Change 2014

The Culture Change programme launched with a conference designed to highlight the challenges and opportunities presented for creative and cultural businesses by sustainability.

This film shows extracts from the talks and workshops on offer from the ROH, in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills, Julie's Bicycle, High House Production Park and Thurrock Council.

Andrea Stark, the Chief Executive of High House Production Park chaired the conference and keynote speakers included fashion designer Orsola de Castro and Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Sciences at University College London.

Creativity is Key to Shaping Future Climate - Professor Chris Rapley

Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at University College London shared his belief that creativity must be at the centre of shaping a sustainable future and asked the audience of creative businesses to be confident about sustainability and the difference they can make.

How Sustainability is Prompting a Fashion Revolution - Orsola De Castro

Orsola de Castro is an ethical fashion designer and the founder of From Somewhere, a designer label that works with the pre-consumer fabric surplus from the luxury fashion industry. Speaking recently at the Culture Change launch conference at the Royal Opera House, she discusses upcycling, waste, creativity and the “appreciation of something mended over something new”.

Sustaining Creativity