Culture 360: Transforming society through the arts. A Lecture by Marcus Davey


From 15 October 2018




Garage Education Center


Marcus Davey, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Roundhouse, will overlook the impact of this organization in a national and international context with a focus on new cultural movements that have influenced the music industry, digital developments and broadcast, circus, theatre and spoken word poetry.

With London's population at nearly 40% black, Asian and minority ethnic, and with only 10% of the UKs creative industries workforce coming from a working class background, Marcus will outline how organisations are adapting to be more inclusive, through leadership, management, training and programmes of work.

During the last decade there have been a significant number of challenges in the UK that have driven rapid change in the arts and creative industries. Marcus will discuss developments in the music industry, public funding and the rise of new art forms and genres lead by a new disaffected generation of young people.

And finally, at a time when the UK is planning to leave the European Union, Marcus will give examples of how new national and international network movements are arising as a way to talk about and create change in our society.

The lecture is a part of the series “Theories and practices of cultural leadership” organized by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art together with the British Council.


Marcus Davey — Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Roundhouse, was previously Head of Arts for Dartington Hall Trust and then Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. He is currently a Governor of the National College for Creative Industries and Co-Chair of the UK Council of the Creative Industries Federation, of which he was a co-founder. He is an honorary fellow of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and of Dartington College of Arts. Marcus was awarded an OBE in 2011.


Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.

The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.