May 7, 2020

The secret of bringing joy, creativity and heart into communities

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast we are talking about the value of creative space and the role it has to play in delivering and sustaining vibrant communities.

EG editor Samantha McClary is joined – over the medium of Teams – by the crew from Creative Land Trust, a charitable organisation set up last year by the Mayor of London with to aim of securing affordable workspace for artists in perpetuity.

EG caught up with the team following the appointment of former Eden project boss Gordon Seabright as CLT's new CEO and the launch of a new £2.3m culture at risk business support fund by the GLA that will provide cash for grassroots music venues, LGBTQ+ venues, artist workspaces and independent cinemas across the capital.

So sit back, grab a cuppa and relax for the next twenty minutes or so and join me in discussion with co-chairs Alex Notay and Catherine Webster and chief executive Gordon Seabright as we take a look at the role of the charity and why bringing creativity into the built environment matters.

And, remember, as this discussion has been recorded over Teams, the sound quality might not be quite as expert as you have come to expect from Team EG, but we promise that the commentary – at least from Alex, Catherine and Gordon – absolutely will be.


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