2nd March 2010, 09:00AM
Demos, 3rd Floor Magdalen House, 136 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU
Margaret Hodge MP, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism
Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, the London School of Economics
Sandy Nairne, Director, The National Portrait Gallery
Julia Margo, Director of Research, Demos (Chair)

Demos is delighted to host a debate on cultural participation, with a keynote speech by Minister for Culture and Tourism Margaret Hodge MP. 

The event will mark the launch of a new, year-long Policy Fellowship, jointly run by Demos and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and exploring the impact of the arts, culture, heritage and sports on wellbeing and quality of life in the UK. 

At the launch, Margaret Hodge MP, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, will give a keynote speech on the importance of cultural engagement, with responses from Professor Richard Sennett; Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery; and the new Policy Fellow Samuel Jones. An audience Q&A chaired by Demos' Director of Research Julia Margo will follow.

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