Training and Events
The Hampshire Big Theme cross-cultural networking event
Wednesday 18th October 2017
A special event for museums, arts, cultural, archive, heritage and education organisations. Be part of the Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world.
What is the Hampshire Big Theme?
The Hampshire Big Theme is an exciting collaborative programme of exhibitions, performances, installations, events and digital experiences led by Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Each one explores a topic inspired by a key anniversary or popular theme with a unique Hampshire twist!
We have already held four exciting Big Themes: 2014: 1914; 2015: Dinosaurs!; 2016: Royal Blood; and, 2017: Jane Austen. We are working on the 2018 Big Theme: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world.
This Big Theme is all about celebrating Hampshire's amazing contribution to science, technology and industrial innovation. Through exhibitions, events and happenings. this Big Theme will explore the extraordinary designers, inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs who have worked in Hampshire and made their impact on the nation and the wider world.
What is the purpose of this event?
The Hampshire Big Theme creates fantastic opportunities for arts, cultural, archive, heritage and education organisations to promote their work, take part in exciting joint projects and tap into the Big Theme's marketing capacity.
This special networking event is a great opportunity for you to:
- Find out more about the Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world;
- Learn about the benefits for your organisation in taking part and how you can get involved;
- Be inspired by examples of cultural projects that have taken place as part of previous Hampshire Big Themes;
- Network with others who are working in a range of cultural practices, from artist to universities, via dance companies, libraries, museums, theatres and more.
If you have been to one of our previous Big Theme events, this will be an opportunity to catch up on progress and plan your future involvement. And of course there'll be light refreshments, including cake!
Who should attend?
This networking event is for all arts, museums, archives, heritage organisations and universities that are interested in the Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world and would like to find out more about how they can take part. We expect that many of the attendees will be from Hampshire, but organisations in neighbouring localities - for example Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire - that have links with the Hampshire Big Theme and would like to get involved are very welcome.