Can Arts & Culture Assist the Covid-19 Recovery Plan for Leicester & Leicestershire

By LBF2020 (other events)

Thursday, November 12 2020 12:15 PM 1:30 PM

An online panel discussion and debate exploring the role and importance that arts, culture and festivals can play in the post-Covid 19 recovery of Leicester & Leicestershire. In partnership with DMU and hosted by Festival Director Geoff Rowe, featuring a panel of guests from the arts, cultural and business sectors.  This event is aimed at city and county stakeholders, businesses from all sectors and those working in arts and culture to join together to explore what contribution arts and culture can make to rebuilding the confidence and resilience of Leicester and Leicestershire post Covid-19.

Attendees will help to shape and inform the discussion and should leave with a better understanding of the some of the challenges currently facing the arts and culture sector in Leicester and the County and the importance and value of arts, culture and festivals for our business community.

The discussion will also aim to facilitate some thinking behind how arts & culture can be part of the local recovery plan.


  • Geoff Rowe – Director and founder of Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Mark Charlton - Associate Director of Public Engagement, Directorate of Social Impact and Engagement at De Montfort University 
  • Peter Knott – Midlands Area Director, Arts Council England
  • Laura Arends – CEO of Big Difference Company
  • Plus a panel of industry representatives


Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ