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Reignite III: Global Stages – Reframing the Creative Industries in York

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Reignite is back for its third event ‘Global Stages – Reframing the Creative Industries’ on Thursday 11th April from 6pm. The event begins at the Yorkshire Museum with informative talks and Q&As, followed by an interactive programme at York Art Gallery from 7:15pm, marking the gallery’s first-ever LATE event.

Reignite III brings together leading figures from York’s business and cultural sectors to explore the city’s rise as a global hub for creative industries and businesses. Building on York’s prestigious UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts designation (one of only 25 globally), the event will shine a light on the city’s thriving creative exports and how it can further position itself on the international stage. As the city approaches its 10th year of this designation, Reignite III explores how York can better leverage this recognition to boost creative industries, fostering opportunities, economic growth, and careers.

Reignite III promises an evening packed with thought-provoking presentations from York BID and Make It York, as well as Aesthetica, creators of the BAFTA-Qualifying Film Festival, International Magazine and award-winning Art Prize; Pilot Theatre, an award-winning, international touring theatre based in York exhibiting across the globe; and Button Down Productions, a Yorkshire-based independent television company, working with the likes of BBC, Channel 4, Wired, Cadbury, and Sky. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how businesses can utilise the city’s UNESCO status to their advantage and contribute to York’s international creative profile.

Following the presentations, York Art Gallery will come alive with a dynamic after-hours programme. Guests can enjoy a live DJ and refreshments while exploring the gallery’s exhibitions after dark. A dedicated drawing studio will provide a space for artistic expression, while a bespoke Audio-Visual experience will show how sound and light can interact with the body, created by Viridian FX (House of the Dragon, Netflix, HBO, Amazon).

The evening will also celebrate the winners of the prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize, providing a unique opportunity to meet this year’s finalists.

Places are limited, so register now to secure your ticket.