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May 11 - June 7 2022 Edition 141 Find your regular copy inside... FESTIVAL SEASON The City of London’s independent newspaper with 50,000 READERS OUR TIME ON EARTH The latest artistic insta lation at the Barbican Centre transforms the conversation around the climate emergency. Read our thoughts on Page 10-11 May 11 - Jun 7 2022 The City of London’s independent newspaper with 50,000 readers Edition 141 Culture can spark economic boom Arts programmes can aid City’s status as ‘economic powerhouse’ with Culture Mile outlining 2023 BID plan SOME of the biggest companies crucial. London is coming of Corporate Philanthropy at the area are currently being in the Square Mile are co laborating with the creative sector ever, our communities need us to London is home to some of the would like the new BID to focus together and now, more than Bloomberg LP, said: “The City of consulted on the issues they with the aim of using culture to work together to help it. UK’s leading businesses as we l as on. cement the City’s place as an “London remains the best city a phenomenal array of creative Early supporters of the plans economic powerhouse. in the world in which to live, learn, talent. state a BID for the Culture Mile The aptly named Creative work and invest.” “We’re proud to support Culture wi l “support the City’s ongoing Exchange programme is being Pilot projects under the Creative Mile, which provides a unique recovery from the pandemic, run by Culture Mile, the City of Exchange umbrela include The platform for cross-sector co laboration and innovation. for residents, workers and visitors create a world-class destination London’s cultural district, which Legal Bridge, which facilitated an stretches from Farringdon to exchange of knowledge between “Through this initiative, artists to the City, alongside building a Moorgate. artists, creatives and lawyers. wi l be able to draw upon a diverse sense of community for people Led by the City of London Postgraduate law students were set of knowledge and ski ls from living and working within the Corporation, a partnership of cha lenged to develop a tool that across the City of London’s area.” the Barbican Centre, Guildhall artists and creatives could use to community.” Ruth Duston, Managing School of Music & Drama, help them navigate legal issues Culture Mile is aiming to Director of regeneration consultancy Primera, said: “Across London Symphony Orchestra and relevant to their work. become a Business Improvement Museum of London are striving Artist Noemi Gunea took part District (BID) in 2023. London, BIDs are demonstrating to create a vibrant, creative hub and said: “The Legal Bridge taught A l eligible businesses in the area they are a positive force for good, in the north-west corner of the me that law is as subjective and wi l be ba loted on the proposed giving business communities a Square Mile. complex as art, and gave me the BID in early 2023 and, should real say in the future shape of Chair of the City of London confidence to learn how to navigate the jargon.” Culture Mile BID wi l join the four “The Culture Mile BID presents the vote be successful, then the their area. Corporation’s Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, Wendy Creative Exchange is being existing BIDs in the City and ‘go a huge opportunity, helping to Hyde, said: “Culture is playing a supported by Bloomberg LP and live’ in April next year. attract visitors and workers alike, vital role as we emerge from the delivered in partnership with The new BID would enable bolstering the offer of the City pandemic and that’s why partnerships between the creative University of London and British tion projects, such as Creative reputation as a global economic ArtULTRA, qLegal, Queen Mary more cross-sector co labora- of London and cementing its and commercial sectors are so Land. Jemma Read, Global Head Exchange. Businesses across powerhouse.” Ace rooftop bars P14-15 Spotlight on Stockholm P18 Q&A with Will Gompertz P20

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