Beautiful Change: THE EVENT- Friday 30 June, 2017

On a scale of 1-‘very excited’, I am over-excited to invite colleagues to join me to hear more about Beautiful Change. It feels like I have been quietly working on this project for ages. In truth is has only been since last October and I have only shared my thoughts with small circles of people so far. So it feels like a big step to be hosting an event at City Hall.

Beautiful Change asks the question – ‘What do cultural and social leaders learn when they work together?’

For many years I worked exclusively in the cultural sector specialising in African and Caribbean dance. However I supported artists who were extremely socially engaged – creating issue-based work focusing on everything from migration to body image to identity politics, working with families, schools and young people; using arts engagement to develop life and career skills; and confronting big questions about the nature of the society in which we live.

I believe that working with these artists stirred my own appetite to use my knowledge, skills and networks to bring change in my community. My community happens to be London, and for the past couple years I’ve had the privilege of working for the social policy and cultural strategy teams at London’s City Hall.

Beautiful Change tells my story but it also gives a window into three inspiring case studies that demonstrate how leaders are breaking new ground working across sectors and disciplines to change people’s lives.

If you want to hear more, come over to City Hall on June 30th at 4:30 p.m. when I’ll be launching my report and talking about what I have learned.

Click here to register for free.

Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Project Director, Beautiful Change

On a scale of 1-‘very excited’, I am over-excited to invite colleagues to join me to hear more about Beautiful Change. It feels like I have been quietly working on this project for ages. In truth is has only been since last October and I have only shared my thoughts with small circles of people so far. So it feels like a big step to be hosting an event at City Hall.

Beautiful Change asks the question – what do cultural and social leaders learn when they work together?

It builds on the learning I have been doing about myself in my two worlds of work. For many years I worked exclusively in the cultural sector specialising in African and Caribbean dance. However I supported artists who were extremely socially engaged – creating issue-based work focusing on everything from migration to body image to identity politics, working with families, schools and young people; using arts engagement to develop life and career skills and confronting big questions about the nature of the society in which we live.

I believe that working with these artists stirred my own appetite to use my knowledge, skills and networks to bring change in my community. My community happens to be London, and for the past couple years I’ve had the privilege of working for the social policy and cultural strategy teams at City Hall.

Beautiful Change tells my story but it also gives a window into three inspiring case studies that demonstrate how leaders are breaking new ground working across sectors and disciplines to change people’s lives.

If you want to hear more, come over to City Hall on June 30th at 4:30 p.m. when I’ll be launching my report and talking about what I have learned.

Click here to register for free.

Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Project Director, Beautiful Change

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