International change-makers lead this day of conversations, calls to action and performances. Download the programme for the full day's activites here (pdf)
Join Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), Camila Batmanghelidjh (Kids Company), Jane Davis (The Reader Organisation), Tim Robertson (Koestler Trust), musician Baaba Maal, philosopher Alain de Botton and a host of other inspiring contributors to explore the power of art for social change.
The Summit coincides with the return of the renowned Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and welcomes Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, the revolutionary social project from which the orchestra was born.
Held in Queen Elizabeth Hall spaces, expect bite-sized presentations and in-depth sessions from contributors including -
Ackroyd & Harvey
Eric Booth, US Educationalist
Mr Cee, Comedian
Juan Antonio Cuellar, President of Batuta, El Sistema Columbia
Suzi Digby OBE, Founder of Voices Foundation
Jonzi D, Hip Hop Theatre Artist & Founder of Breakin' Convention
Julian Lloyd Webber, cellist and Founder of In Harmony
Ministry of Stories
Rohan Silva, Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister
Mark Thomas, Comedian and activist
Dan Trahey, Artistic Director of Orchkids
Tricia Tunstall, Author of 'Changing Lives'
Welfare State International
The summit takes place from 10am-6.30pm.
Supported by Shell as part of Shell Classic International