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Members’ Forum: Creating Effective Voices

We’re thrilled to bring our next Members’ Forum: Creating Effective Voices to Glasgow!

This event will bring together industry leaders and members of Culture & Business Scotland to explore how culture and business organisations can drive positive change and create effective voices by embedding Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of their work and removing barriers to audience participation.

The afternoon will be divided into two sessions, with each one followed by a panel conversation. We’re delighted to introduce some of our speakers:

  • Stella Litchfield, Director of Development, National Theatre of Scotland and Lesley Gilmartin, Director, LHH Recruitment Solutions (formerly Badenoch + Clark)
    ‘Orphans’ was a major new National Theatre of Scotland musical received to great acclaim by audiences and critics alike which marked a return in 2022 to large scale Scottish touring post the Covid-19 pandemic. Like NTS, Badenoch + Clark (now LHH Recruitment Solutions) is a Scottish success story with a reputation for excellence both at home and around the world. Both organisations are people-focussed and hold values of creativity, agility, and clarity. Stella and Lesley will provide an insight into the partnership between culture and business which brought this show to audiences across Scotland.
  • Robert Softley Gale, Artistic Director and Anna Richardson, Training Coordinator, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company
    Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is Scotland’s disability-led arts organisation that produces world-class productions and projects that place disabled artists centre stage. Robert and Anna will give an insight into BOP’s beliefs that disabled people continue to experience a lack of equality and considerable barriers within society and how their work exists in part to challenge and address these.
  • Jennifer Novotny, Diverse Heritage Strategy & Development Officer, Scottish Civic Trust
    The Diverse Heritage Project aims to make Scottish heritage more inclusive and combat historical and current discrimination by celebrating the diverse cultures, traditions, and customs of our communities past and present. Jennifer will provide an insight into the project and share more about SCT’s work to support marginalised and excluded members of our communities to engage with the heritage of their choice on their own terms through partnership working, co-design and co-delivery.
  • Thania M. Flores, Heritage Environment Resources Officer, The Trimontium Trust & Museum
    ‘The Digital Romans’ is a project generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is focused on the creation of digital resources, accessibility, and inclusion. The project includes fostering and strengthening partnerships and collaboration with UPMO, National Museums Scotland, Live Borders, and Historic Environment Scotland. Hear from Thania about this exciting new project and their approach to Fair Work with their (Roman) army of volunteers!

Continue the conversation over networking and drinks and we hope you’ll feel inspired to champion effective voices within your organisation and your audiences

This event is FREE and exclusive to our Members.

Not sure if your organisation or business are part of our network? Simply check your membership status here.

If you’re not already a member but would like to enjoy the perks of being part of our vibrant community, visit our Membership page to learn more about the benefits of joining Culture & Business Scotland.


Date: Wednesday 28 February
Time: 2pm-7pm
FREE to C&BS Members
Category: Networking Events


The City Halls
G1 1NQ

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