Love Light Labs

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13 February / 12.30pm - 5pm

Powered by Aviva

We’re opening the festival with Love Light Labs, a free day-time symposium which will explore opportunities to encourage social inclusion and a better-connected city for all. Powered by Aviva, we’ll shine a light on what Norwich and Norfolk organisations are doing to tackle loneliness and help bring us together.

In addition to this the main symposium, delegates are invited to choose from one of four interactive Labs (please select one per person):

Light Lab

Hosted by Linn Clabburn, Programme Director, Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor. This Lab will showcase how businesses in the region are using light in innovative and vital ways to power social change and promote inclusion.

Health Lab

What does ‘Arts for Health’ mean in 2020? Natalie Jode, Executive Director, Creative Arts East will be hosting the Health Lab. Creative Arts East recently won a prestigious Royal Society for Public Health award for their creative programme ‘Our Day Out’ which tackles rural isolation and loneliness in older people.

Sharing Lab

Marking the anniversary of Norwich becoming a ‘Sharing City’, this Lab will be hosted by Kate Price, Neighbourhoods and Community Enabling Manager, Norwich City Council. In a Sharing City, how can alternative social currencies create positive engagement and make people feel more connected to each other and their community?

Design Lab

Hosted by Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Design and Architecture and Ben Salter, Course Leader, Interior Design, Norwich University of the Arts. This Lab will focus on ‘Design Thinking’: what is it and how can we use it to support placemaking and encourage inclusivity in urban contexts?

Register your place at Eventbrite 


12.30     Registration and Network

12.45     Welcome:

                Stefan Gurney, Executive Director, Norwich BID               

                Jude Brooks, UK Head of Corporate Responsibility, Aviva

13.10     Guest Speaker -Olivia Remes (Cambridge Researcher and Ted Talk specialist)

14.00     Love Light Labs

15.00     Refreshments

15.20     Guest Speaker

16.10     Summary of Love Light Labs

17.00     Symposium close/Launch of Love Light Festival


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