Fit for the Future with Julie’s Bicycle

 Building a resilient, environmentally sustainable cultural estate


On Wednesday 21st September, Fit for the Future Network supported Julie’s Bicycleat an event designed to engage the arts and cultural sector in environmental sustainability. Many iconic organisations and venues gathered at the Lyric Hammersmith; including Network members the Wallace Collection, the Natural History Museum and the National Trust among others. Over the course of the day, there were opportunities for knowledge-sharing, networking, workshops and presentations all designed to support the cultural estate in becoming more resilient and environmentally sustainable.

Some of the workshops included case studies from recent capital developments – including work completed at Sadler’s Wells. There were round tables on community energy and incorporating biodiversity into building projects, sessions on ensuring buildings perform to their best potential, and how to plan and implement a capital project from start to finish. The day ended with insights into financing change, exploring funding models and ideas to deliver these types of projects.

A number of the sessions were live streamed throughout the day and can be played back if you are interested in any of the subject material:

Welcome and Building the Future Panel:

Fit for the Future Breakout Sessions:

Financing Change Panel and Final Plenary:

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