Murmurations: the #makechester talks

Location: St Mary's Creative Space, Chester - Saint Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW

Creating ideas to inspire business, culture and place-making in Chester.

A TED Talk-style event featuring inspirational speakers from around the UK covering a variety of subjects and designed to be a catalyst in making a great place even better.

Based at the impressively light and spacious St Mary’s Creative Space in Chester, the day includes a beautifully prepared lunch, and refreshments, and finishes with a stocked bar to keep you talking, planning and celebrating a day of inspiration and community. Tickets are £40 all inclusive.

These are just some of our guests who are speaking on the day:

Mark Shayler, Do Disrupt & Sustainable Innovation

Sylvie More, Head of Public Engagement and Operations, Storyhouse

Mark Garston, Creative Problem Solver, The Fat Duck

Eddie Bridgeman, Director, Meanwhile Space

Pam Warhurst CBE, Chair and Cofounder, Incredible Edible

Les Owens, Founder and MD, Recipro

David Adam, Founder and Principal, Global Cities

Mike Barclay, Director, Ludicology

Kath Dalmeny, Coordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Kate Dodgson, Project officer and author of ‘The Northern Powerhouse: Where do market towns fit in’,

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) North West

Dean Paton, Founder and MD, Big Heritage

Clare Devaney, Founder Citizen-i Ltd, RSA Research Fellow & PhD Student

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Commenting on the event Andy Foster of Andy Foster Architects said “Chester hasn’t done anything like this before. It’s going to attract a lot of interest and a diverse audience. It will be important for the city and consequently the leader of the council, Cllr Samantha Dixon, and local MP Chris Mattheson have already confirmed their places”.

All Murmurations ticket holders will also be entered into a prize draw on 12 June to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Good Life Experience festival, 16-18 September in Wales.

RIBA are supporting this event through the provision of Local Initiative Funding (LIF) to the Cheshire Society of Architects.

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