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December 2020

Culture under Covid – Virtual Roundtable

14th December 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This online event, running from 3pm – 4.30pm, will be hosted by CLOA Executive Member’s Symon Easton and Jayne Knight. The session will include case study presentations that consider the challenges for and viability of Cultural Venues and what the role of Local Government is in sustaining cultural infrastructure. It will also focus on the potential role of Culture in helping to rebuild the economy. There will be an opportunity for open discussion amongst participants, providing CLOA members with a…

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February 2021

Topical issues – a virtual roundtable for Archives

16th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

CLOA members and their colleagues are invited to join an Archives virtual roundtable that will focus on topical issues in the wake of the pandemic. This online event, running from 4pm – 5.30pm, will be hosted by Val Birchall, Chair of CLOA. Emma Markiewicz, Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives will give a keynote on how they have been working with and for archive services, sharing some of the milestones and successes of Plugged In, Powered Up,…

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March 2021

Building Back Fairer – Tackling health inequalities through culture, arts, heritage and leisure

18th March 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

CLOA members are invited to join a virtual roundtable session to discuss some of the stark health inequalities across communities post pandemic.  It will also focus in on the opportunities that culture, arts, heritage and leisure has in learning from Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review and from National work prior to and during the pandemic, to truly build back fairer. The session will  be hosted by Julie Russell, CLOA Executive Committee Member, and will include a panel of listeners…

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April 2021

Driving system change to increase physical activity

20th April 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This virtual roundtable offers an opportunity to hear more about the work that has been undertaken in Wakefield, Luton and Liverpool on ‘Navigating Local Systems’  and to think about how you might apply elements of this approach in your locality. The event is for those ready to drive change in your local system to increase physical activity where need is greatest, have read the resource and have questions to explore further. The session will be facilitated by Martyn Allison, Former…

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June 2021

CLOA Annual General Members Meeting

23rd June 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This year we will be holding a virtual AGM on Wednesday 23 June between 0930-1300 via Microsoft teams. We are excited to announce that we have secured Colin Jackson CBE, Great Britain’s legendary hurdler, star of Dancing on Ice & Strictly as our keynote speaker.  Colin also speaks passionately on the topics of diversity and inclusion and mental health. As part of the event there will be a showcase of how members have been innovating over the last year, to…

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November 2021

Parks & Wellbeing roundtable

16th November 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During COVID-19 lockdown, parks and open spaces provided an escape for millions of people. This virtual roundtable from 3-5pm will focus on the importance of our parks and open spaces, their role in the recovery after the pandemic as key contributors to health and wellbeing in our communities and the stark reality of delivering a service with limited resources within the public sector. This online event will be hosted by Stefania Horne, CLOA Executive Committee Member (and Head of Parks and Green…

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December 2021

Working with LEP’s to boost community and economic recovery

6th December 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This virtual roundtable will explore how cultural and leisure services can work with their Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) using a place-based approach to boost community and economic recovery. The session is a collaboration between CLOA and the LEP Network and will be hosted by Matt Partridge, CLOA Executive Committee Member (and Chief Executive of Stevenage Borough Council). Mark Bretton, Chair of the LEP Network (and Hertfordshire LEP Chair), will give a keynote address and there will also be case study…

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January 2022

Insight into Insourcing

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this current climate Councils may find themselves considering insourcing for a number of reasons such as financial drivers, performance management or political imperatives. This virtual roundtable from 3-5pm will share two differing case studies that highlight how insourcing was arrived at as the most viable option, the process involved, the importance of risk management, lessons learnt and the benefits already being realised. The session will be hosted by Debbie Kaye, Chair of CLOA (Head of Community Services - Cambridge City Council)…

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May 2022

Events & Festivals – making good use of Public Space

May 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This virtual roundtable event will be hosted by CLOA Executive Member’s Symon Easton and Jayne Knight. The session will cover identifying opportunities in both urban and rural settings, understanding the local drivers, how to build momentum and ensure community ownership and considerations around sustainability. It will include case study presentations that demonstrate how a First Light Festival, a free 24-hour multi arts festival on the beach in Lowestoft has bolstered pride and underpinned inclusive growth and regeneration in a deprived…

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June 2022

CLOA Annual General Members Meeting

June 22 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm

Booking for this event is now open. This year the event will seek to understand the impact of the pandemic on people with disabilities and long term conditions, exploring the role of local authorities in providing opportunities where people can flourish. We have secured an inspirational line-up of speakers for you: Baroness Grey-Thompson Jo Verrent MBE Director, Unlimited Dr Heather J. L. Smith, Equality Specialist, National Trust Anne Torreggiani, Chief Executive Officer, The Audience Agency As part of the event…

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