Part of Birmingham City University’s contribution to Sonia Sabri Company’s visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai was to put together a seminar that would highlight examples of creativity and community in the arts.
I chaired the event which took place at Abu Dhabi Women’s college on 24th February. I was joined on the panel by Amanda Roberts, Arts Development Director at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Hannah Henderson, Head of Arts, Middle East, British Council and Sonia Sabri herself.
I’ve put mine and Amanda’s contributions online below. I looked at how digital is supporting community cohesion and used Bournville as an example whilst Amanda highlighted MAC’s many arts projects and their outreach work: