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Sarah and Peter recently attended an event in Swansea’s Volcano Theatre space to se how VocalEyes can be a part of this concept of collective impact. The event called ‘You Are Here’ was a series of presentations on the cultural and social economic climate of Swansea (all being discussed in our Swansea District Group).

The event addressed that the Council’s commissioning of the Strategic Framework Review for the city centre was complete, Swansea is bidding to become UK Capital of Culture and there is an emergence of new projects transforming our urban landscape such as Volcano’s ‘From the Station to the Sea’ – time to re-group and think how we want our city centre to develop. How are sports, wellbeing, culture, public space and a sense of place linked in creating a culturally confident city? How do we connect our existing and emerging resources to create a stronger vision?

With contributions from:

 
You Are Here / Rydych Chi Yma project –  a recently completed artist-led study into cultural regeneration in the city centre.
 
Ruth Essex, freelance regeneration consultant / creative producer and Ideas People Places programme manager for the Arts Council of Wales. 
 
Rhian Jones, Halen Associates 
 
Tracey McNulty, Head of Cultural Services, Swansea City Council
 
'You Are Here' Swansea Event