Who Are We and Where Are We Headed?

Lumiere Durham 2017

Friday 17 November, 9am – 4.30pm. Gala Theatre, Durham

Hosted in association with Durham County Council

Supported by the European Commission

A one-day conference taking a wider view of cultural impact in the world today and what this means for the future.

A visionary and thought-provoking programme of speakers will share their experiences and ideas for changing the world on topics as varied as art, education, city planning and place-making, technology, philosophy and religion.


  • Stella Hall (Chair)

Festival Producer

  • Anuradha Henriques

Founder and Editor, Skin Deep

  • Claire MacDonald

Theatre practitioner and Unitarian Minister

  • Judith Knight MBE

Founder and Co-director, Artsadmin

  • Noeline Kavanagh

Artistic Director and CEO, Macnas

  • Rami Bebawi

Partner and Co-founder, KANVA

  • Sebastian White

Project Associate, CERN EP Division

  • Professor Stuart Corbridge

Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University

  • Tony Heaton OBE

Founder of NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive, Chief Executive of Shape Arts (2008-17), and Sculptor



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