Hello Culture, is an ongoing series of events that explore how digital technologies and media are disrupting the way cultural and heritage organisations produce, interact, create and curate content, by transforming how audiences can connect and engage with cultural experiences.
Physical editions include Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester and it has for the last year taken part online as part of the BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Programme.
This online edition is curated by Lara Ratnaraja and will involve her production team that has raised the bar for accessible and inclusive live zoom events and with high quality production values.
Panels and speakers are routinely praised for their diversity and inclusivity and the team itself represents gender, race and neuro- diversity. Our latest online 5-month programme with the BBC saw 5 keynotes and 5 panels of 25 speakers delivered to nearly 1000 attendees with speakers ranging from Jonty Claypole Director of Arts for the BBC, Home Manchester, Le Gateau Chocolat and Cold War Steve. Panels have covered digital and queer culture, digital and protest, disability and telling stories in lockdown.