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Tickets are now available for 2023 installment of the Creative Coalition Festival, taking place between February 28th to March 3rd 2023. Get your tickets today:


Creative UK is proud to present the return of Creative Coalition, the UK’s biggest festival for the Creative Industries. Featuring over 200 speakers, across more than 50 sessions on six stages, the diverse three-day programme of events is presented online from 1-3 February 2022.

Bringing together the UK’s finest creators, innovators, leaders and emerging talent, Creative Coalition Festival 2022 features inspiring talks and panels, live performances, practical workshops and networking events – all streamed from across the UK, open-access and free to attend. 

The 2022 festival line-up includes leading television writer and showrunner Jed Mercurio, award-winning music composer Renell ShawChair of Editorial Board & Editor-at-Large, US of the Financial Times Gillian Tett, General Manager UK & IE, TikTok Rich Waterworth, CEO, British Film Institute Ben Robertsdesigner and inventor Tom Lawton, writer Natasha CarthewDirector of Creative Diversity, BBC June Sarpong OBE, Creative Director & Co-Founder of Eco-Age Livia Firth, Chair of Arts Council England Sir Nicholas Serota, artist Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, designer Henry Holland, Director of V&A East Gus Casely-Hayford, Chair, Times UP UK Dame Heather Rabbatts, singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson, and Founder and CEO, Blue Moon Dr Joanna Abeyei MBE, with Creative UK’s Chief Executive Caroline Norbury MBE. The festival also includes live performances and immersive experiences from musicians and artists GAIKA and Love Ssega, illustrator and cartoonist Ruby etc, and street art expert Chris Pensa. 

Celebrating the achievements of the UK’s world-leading Creative Industries and offering an open forum to address the issues facing the sector, Creative Coalition Festival 2022 looks to drive real change for the collective future of creativity. 

Caroline Norbury MBE, Chief Executive, Creative UK, said: 

We are thrilled to be bringing our sector together once more for Creative Coalition. The inaugural event was an exhilarating experience, full of passionate exchanges and inspirational ideas from some of our sector’s most talented creators and innovators.

The response to the festival in 2020 was beyond what we could have imagined and the excitement we’ve encountered in planning its return suggests it is quickly cementing its status as a key moment in the calendar of the UK’s creative community.


Find out more and register for a free ticket


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