Cultural Question Time event to be held at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate

Martin Sutherland, chief executive of Royal & Derngate, outside the Royal & Derngate's new cinema the Errol Flynn Filmhouse.

Martin Sutherland, chief executive of Royal & Derngate, outside the Royal & Derngate's new cinema the Errol Flynn Filmhouse.

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Northampton’s Royal & Derngate is hosting a Cultural Question Time event next week featuring a number of key industry figures.

Chief Executive Martin Sutherland and Chair of Trustees Chris Heaton-Harris MP have gathered a panel including Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, Catherine Hemelryk, Artistic Director of NN Contemporary Art, Jo Lappin , Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, playwright Roy Williams and the Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre.

Theatre critic and broadcaster Libby Purves will be hosting, as the panel consider the question “What should the cultural and creative sector be prioritising in order thrive?” along with other questions from the audience.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 5pm.