SEE THE WORLD AND BE INSPIRED AT THE SUMMIT WEBSITE
Over 30 speeches and case studies, many beautifully illustrated, are now available at the World Summit Website. The site already contains a wealth of presentations - from Yetunde Aini (Lagos, Nigeria), Arturo Navarro (Valparaiso, Chile), Howard Chan (Hong Kong, China), Akbar Khakimov (Baysun, Uzbekistan), Mathieu Dormaels (San José, Costa Rica), David Barrie (Castleford, England), Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (Yokohama, Japan), Neethi Sethi Bose (Ethiopia), Rick Lowe (Houston, USA) to name just a few - that vividly depict how the arts have contributed to social, economic and physical regeneration. There are also inspiring and informative speeches by experts such as Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Sara Selwood and Philippe Quéau, as well as the Summit poem by WN Herbert. With the theme Transforming places, transforming lives, the World Summit on Arts and Culture was hosted by Arts Council England in partnership with IFACCA and took place in Newcastle Gateshead on 14 to 18 June 2006. A report on the Summit is currently in production and will be sent to delegates and published on the website next month.