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How Do We Provide Fair Access to the Arts?

Festival of the Future City

Watershed  |  Free, booking required

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There is now a plan to hold a citizens’ assembly for culture in the West of England underway, which will shape a cultural delivery plan for the region. But how will this work?

In 2021, LaToyah McAllister Jones (St Pauls Carnival) and Emma Harvey (Trinity Arts) began to develop the idea of a citizen-led cultural plan for the city. Two years later, there is now a plan to hold a citizens’ assembly for culture for the West of England. But what’s the big idea? How will a citizens’ assembly work in practice? What’s the point of it? 

Come and join this informal discussion with David Jubb, LaToyah McAllister Jones and Kamina Walton (founder of Rising Arts Agency) about how citizens can shape and oversee policy and delivery using citizen-led decision making.

David Jubb is Co-Director of Citizens in Power, a not-for-profit organisation launched in May 2023.

LaToyah McAllister-Jones

LaToyah McAllister-Jones is the Executive Director for Bristol’s renowned St Pauls Carnival. She is also an associate non-executive director at NHS North Bristol Trust.

Kamina Walton is an artist, Creative Leadership Coach and Founder of Rising Arts Agency, a thriving community of young creatives mobilising the sector towards radical social and cultural change.

Booking Information

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  • Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
  • There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
  • The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
  • The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
  • There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
  • There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.

Visit Watershed’s Access page for more information.

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