Conference Programme


Day 1: Monday 18 June 2012, Newcastle University Business School




Registrations and refreshments

Business School

9:30-10: 30

Introductory Speeches

Business School





Welcome note

Vice Chancellor - Chris Brink



Professor Li Xiaomu, Deputy President of Beijing International Studies University & Dean of National Institute of Cultural Development

Social Renewal in context

Professor Mark Shucksmith, Institute for Social Renewal, Newcastle University. 


Setting the Scene, UK

Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs


10: 30-11: 00



11: 00 – 11: 10

Round Up

Dr Joanne Berry


11: 10 – 11: 30


Cultural and Creative economies in Higher Education



Professor Mo O’Toole and Dr Joanne Berry


Keynote Speakers

Philippe Kern, Director, KEA Associates, Brussels, "Towards a Creative Europe".

Andrew Pratt, Professor of Culture Media and Economy, Kings College, London "The Cultural Contradictions of a Creative City".


Lunch & Viewing of Exhibition

Business School UG/PG Social Space



Practitioner Focus

Insights and analysis from China and the UK

  • Erica Whyman, Chief Executive of Northern Stage
  • Johannes P. Moehrlein, Speaker from Groningen
  • Daniel P A Wallder - Star and Shadow, Community Interest Company, Newcastle upon Tyne.


15:45 – 16: 00




16: 00- 16: 50


  • Joseph Hillier – Artist
  • Rosie Morris - Artist


16: 50- 17: 00

Round Up

Dr Joanne Berry



End of 1st day formal programme





Day 1: Evening Monday 18 June 2012 (optional)


Lord Mayor’s Reception


Silver Gallery, Newcastle City Council



Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Leader of Council


Mr. Wang Xiangwu, Director of Beijng Planning office of Philosophy and Social Science

Mr.Zheng Wen, Section Chief from Ministry of Culture and Trade




SAGE Gateshead














Day 2: Tuesday 19 June 2012, Newcastle University Business School




Registration and refreshments




Plenary theme: Social Renewal





Creative and Cultural Industries in Regionalism and Social Renewal:


Dr Paul Greenhalgh and Richard Clark – How well are the accommodation needs of firms in the digital sector addressed by the provision of workspace and premises in Newcastle and Gateshead


David Goodacre  – The Great North Festival


Colin Dilks – the Byker Redevelopment – Creatives, media and Social Renewal






11: 00- 11: 30





11: 30-12: 50




Local, Regional and National Governments and Universities in Social Renewal and the Creative Clusters




Dr Nicola Headlam – The ‘Municipal Imagineering’ of the Greater Manchester City Region: A Cautionary Tale







Dan Brain, Communications Manager, Northern Film & Media

Dr Michelle Cooper, Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures (TBC)

Gayle Woodruffe, Production Service Manager, Northern Film & Media

Case study: Piloting public-VC investment structures for the creative industries in the English regions


12: 50- 13: 00


Round up

Gerard Corsane








Parallel sessions





14: 00- 15: 00


Parallel session 1







Breakout session 1: facilitator Dr Simon Philpott


Artefacts and mediums of Social Renewal: Arts, Popular Culture and Design





Liu Dake, Li Xiaolei and Wang Qijing  - A Comparative Analysis of Exhibition Industry between Beijing and Shanghai and Enlightenments to Beijing




 Jim Mawdsley, CEO of Generator and Dr. Adam Behr, Research Associate, University of Edinburgh- Live Music Exchange

 'The scene-ic route’: Towards a synthesis of theoretical and practical concerns in the development of music scenes in areas of low engagement





Yvette Hawkins - Visual Artist



Breakout session 2

Facilitator: Dr Xuefeng Wang

Cultural heritage as a driver of the creative economy






Li  Jiashan and Ning Xuejun – Industry promote cultural heritage? A case study in Impression Lijiang-show





Wang Haiwen  Li Jiashan - The Heritage and Development of Beijing Jingju: Protection or Marketization





Jon Ward - Cultural Labour in Kent: the working lives of  artists in Margate and Folkestone




15: 15 – 16: 30

Parallel session 2






Breakout session 3:

Facilitator: Panos Piperopoulos

Entrepreneurialism, creativity and passion





Helen Ross – Entrepreneurialism vs. Creativity






Paul Cowie – In-Migration, rural development and creative economies





Natalie Doonan – The Re-creative  City: Writing City and Citizen through Culture and Tourism




Breakout session 4:

Facilitator: Dr Andy Law

Reform within the culture industry in China: key challenges and issues






Li  Xiaomu - Cultural Bonded Area? China’s  Practice







Zhang Guosheng - On the International Competitiveness of Beijing Services Trade





Andy Law: Han and Tang nostalgia: the development and marketisation of Xi’an.



Round up of Forum



 Professor Eric Cross, Gerard Corsane, (to lead) with additional comments from Professor Mo O’Toole, Dr Joanne Berry.




Day 2: Evening Tuesday June 2012 (optional)


Tour of Theatre Royal


Theatre Royal, Grey Street,

Newcastle upon Tyne


Farewell Drinks


To be confirmed