Norwich is one of the friendliest cities in the UK, yet research reveals it’s actually one of the loneliest. It’s time that changed!
To mark the launch and celebration of Love Light Norwich, we will bring the community and key organisations together and find solutions that will build a stronger, more social and more connected city. This symposium, powered by Aviva, will focus on four specific ‘labs’ :
Health Lab – What does ‘Arts for Health’ mean? Hosted by Natalie Jode, Executive Director, Creative Arts East. 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.
Light Lab – How are innovators using light in interesting and vital ways to power social change and promote inclusion? Hosted by Linn Clabburn, Programme Director, Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, New Anglia LEP
Design Lab – Design thinking: what is it and how can we use it to support placemaking and encourage inclusivity in urban contexts? Hosted by Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Design and Architecture, NUA
Sharing Lab – In a Sharing City, how can alternative social currencies create positive engagement and make people feel more connected to each other and their community? Hosted by Kate Price, Neighbourhoods and Community Enabling Manager , Norwich City Council
With guest speaker Olivia Remes (@OliviaRoxann) a Cambridge Researcher who delivers Ted Talks on combating loneliness in the city and a spectacular flavour of Love Light Norwich.
There will also be a spectacular flavour of what to expect over the Love Light Festival weekend.
Thu, 13 February 2020
12:30 – 17:00 GMT
20 Bank Plain
Please book onto your chosen ‘lab’ (one only) and be part of the solution.