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Inaugural ABC Culture Conference focuses on New Cultural Geography of Smaller Places

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are delighted to present their inaugural ABC Culture Conference on February 1, 2023.

The event will see artists, activists, civic leaders, politicians, academics and creative thinkers come together in the heart of Armagh City to gather, celebrate, learn and exchange during a day of discussion which will explore the unique relationship between creative processes and the built environment.

From a host of inspirational speakers, we will learn about current and emerging socially engaged, sustainable, creative placemaking across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

A courtesy bus will depart from Portadown Train Station at 9.00am on Wednesday February 1 and will depart from The Market Place after the conference at 4.45pm.

Places on the bus are limited and must be booked via this link in advance.

The conference features participation from local, regional and international voices including:

  • Researcher, author, change maker Dr Cara Courage
  • Designers and placemakers Islander Architects
  • Experimental vocal ensemble HIVE Choir
  • Turner Prize Winners: Array Collective
  • Co-design experts Workhouse Union
  • Arts led development trust The Stove Network
  • Artist Kevin Killen
  • Artist and writer Dan Thompson
  • Architect and researcher Dr Aisling Rusk
  • Senior Lecturer Dr Ali FitzGibbon
  • European cultural strategist Neil Peterson
  • Creative hubs Durham Place Labs
  • Head of Economic Development, Community & Culture, Galway City Council Gary McMahon
  • Hosted by broadcaster and podcaster Marie Louise Muir

Further details of the conference are available at

Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Wednesday February 1, 2023

9.30am – 4.30pm | Statutory/Commercial Organisation £50.00 | Cultural/Charitable Organisation £30.00 | Arts/Cultural Practitioner £10.00

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