Councillor Timothy Godfrey has convened a seminar on the future of culture in Croydon for 8 July – see details in previous posting on Croydon developments.
I had produced a discussion paper which I have sent to those on my Croydon email lists and to Labour Councillors.
It covers: financial realities, reversing the Tory damage, Labour’s Cultural Strategy 2006, The Tory years, a vision for culture, heritage as culture, educational and training institutions, community cohesion and diversity, the cultures of health, physical activity and sports, musical and arts heritage, the concept of ‘spiritual capital’ heritage and culture of BME and new settlers, racism, public history, the history of mutuality, protecting the built environment, the limits of the digital world, heritage objectives for cultural strategy, and where next?
A Draft Vision Statement
We would like everyone to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural activities which will: help them develop their skills and talents to their fullest, broaden their intellectual and creative horizon; increase their well being; promote community engagement and cohesion through an appreciation of Croydon’s diversity, and; foster a sense of place and belonging within the neighbourhoods and communities of the borough, and contribute to protecting and celebrating the past as reflected in the local built and open space environment.
Copies are available from me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org