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ABCD Igniter: Clusters, Communities + Co-Working Spaces

Wed 16 Mar 2022
16:30 - 18:30
Online Event

About the event

An opportunity for reflection on the hard stats and personal stories. Working together to define the ideas and opportunities that will put creative practice on every street and in every workspace throughout the city region.


  • Jessica Ryan-Ndegwa – Founder, Design for Disability
  • Dr Cissie Fu – Emily Carr University of Art & Design
  • Lefteris Heretakis MA RCA – Designer and Lecturer, IE University
  • Mat Hunter – Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Plus X

Igniter events to reimagine how the creative sector can emerge from the pandemic stronger, more connected and more resilient. Brand new. Open-hearted. Brave. Bold and Inspiring.

Part of the ABCD plan for cultural recovery in Greater Brighton, these free sessions shout loudly how creative businesses are at the forefront of the city's recovery.

International, national and local guest speakers will provoke ideas, suggest new ways of working and invite you to re-energise collaborations.

About the hosts

The ABCD Igniter Events series, organised by always possible and funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, is an opportunity for you to be heard, to learn, to challenge and be inspired - empowered by Brighton’s radical heart.For more information on the Igniter Events series go to ABCD Recovery Plan runs until the end of 2022 and has so far raised over £350k for the cultural sector in the city. The Plan is overseen by an independent group of people formed of a Governance Group and a series of Working Groups. Its aim is to create paid work and professional opportunities for creative workers in the city, developing a more inclusive cultural offer and encouraging partnership work to strengthen the creative sector in the long term. Partners include Brighton & Hove City Council, Arts Council England, Brilliant Brighton Business Improvement District, the Pebble Trust and many funded arts organisations in the city.If you work in the creative industries and want to find out more and get involved visit