Nick Ewbank- Adventures in Regeneration: Seaside Towns

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Date(s) - 19/05/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Oriel Mostyn


Nick Ewbank

19th May


Oriel Mostyn

 Adventures in Regeneration : Seaside Towns

 FREE Talk and discussion
Interested in how Llandudno could develop in the future and what part art, heritage and culture could play in its regeneration?
Nick Ewbank is one of the UK’s leading authorities on creative urban regeneration. He was the founding Director of the culture, education and regeneration charity The Creative Foundation and, with the philanthropist Roger De Haan CBE, steered the ground-breaking project to revitalise Folkestone from its inception in 2001 until 2010.

 He lectures for a number of universities and regularly contributes to conferences and symposia in the UK and abroad. Although he is happy enough to work away from the sea, he has particular penchant for UK’s coastal towns and is passionate about the role that culture and creativity can play in their regeneration as great places to live, work and visit

“Nick Ewbank’s unique approach was developed over the course of a decade of pioneering work in Folkestone, a coastal town on the south east tip of the UK. In some quarters, urban regeneration through the arts has come to be seen as a panacea – something that will, almost miraculously, cure all the ills of communities afflicted by years of decline. At the other extreme, there are those who argue that the arts have no place on the battlefields of regeneration: in economic development; in enhancing health and well-being and in tackling social issues.
Nick Ewbank provides new fuel for this debate by offering an illuminating history of the first decade of the ground-breaking experiment in regeneration through the arts that began in Folkestone at the start of the new millennium. Focusing in turn on the physical regeneration of Folkestone’s Old Town, the transformation of Folkestone’s educational landscape and the development of the town’s cultural life (including the launch of the Folkestone Triennial), Ewbank sheds light on the personalities of some of the key individuals involved in the project, including the philanthropist Roger De Haan, whose personal quest it has become.”



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