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Innovation Network South Yorkshire presents ‘Culture and Creativity: Forming Lasting Connections’

November 9, 2023 at 4:45 PM- 7:45 PM

Join us at Sheffield’s National Videogame Museum as we bring together leading organisations and academics from the region’s cultural and creative industries. 

Culture and creativity are at the heart of a strong, vibrant and inclusive region. An important factor in the development of the city’s footfall and the local regional economy is the connections that Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield have with its creative and cultural community. Together, they deliver and contribute to a number of festivals adding to the region’s vibrancy including Off the Shelf Festival of Words, The Festival of Social Sciences, Festival of the Mind and Being Human Festival. 

Join us on the 9th November as we host a variety of engaging discussions and network over a winter warmer pie. Enjoy free reign of the museum as you challenge your new connections to a game of Pacman or Dance Stage Fusion!


  • Professor Vanessa Toulmin – Director of City, Culture and Public Engagement, University of Sheffield 
  • Professor David Cotterell – Director of Culture & Creativity Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Anna Santomauro – Curator, Arts Catalyst & Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Emily Pieters – Director, Harmony Works
  • Surriya Falconer – Chair, Sheffield Culture Collective
  • Emma Cooper – Knowledge Transfer Manager for Creative Industries, KTN


Event timings:

16.45: Registration

17.15: Welcome

17.35: Discussion Groups

– Anna Santomauro

– Surriya Falconer

– Emily Pieters

18.35: Closing comments

18.45: Networking and food

19.45: Event closes

*Please note this is a ticketed event. If you would like to attend please register here.

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November 9, 2023
4:45 PM- 7:45 PM
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The National Videogame Museum
Angel Street Sheffield City Centre S3 8LN United Kingdom + Google Map