Diverse City have spoken at conferences and events across the UK and internationally as experts in diversity and equality in the arts. Claire Hodgson and Jamie Beddard (Diverse City’s Joint Artistic Directors) and our experienced Associates have delivered keynote speeches, led panel discussions and contributed to debates and discussions about access and inclusion.

Diversity is central to our name, our art, and our values. Our mission is to make extraordinary shows that represent the world as it actually is.
We want to break barriers and transform performance to change the lives of performers, audiences and communities.
We are an engine of artistic and social change and our dream is a world where all identities are respected and valued.

2018 Events

Doing Things Differently

Doing Things Differently is a partnership between Diverse City and Bristol City Council. It is a celebration of diversity in the arts aiming to move us towards equal representation on stage, off stage and in the audience. Find out more about Doing Things Differently here.

Get in touch if you’d like us to present at your event by filling in our Training & Consultancy enquiry form or email louise@diversecity.org.uk.


2017 Events

No Boundaries Hull, Cambridge Arts NetworkSchool for Social EntrepreneursWomen of the WorldCreative MindsBristol Festival of PuppetryISAN Conference,


People Place and Power – Creative People and PlacesWhat Next?State of the NationCreative Minds, Women of the World –Day of the Girl Mentoring, City Proms Leeuwarden, Amsterdam.

What they said:

  • “Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the event. The format was great and I met so many new people, and I’m hoping to have forged some new working partnerships from it.

    State of the Nation 2: Doing Things Differently attendee
    Bristol 2018

  • Great one-liners (as always) from Jamie Beddard. Meeting people changes minds, not policy

    @TRGArtsUK #nb2017

  • @ClaireHodgson20 and @Jamiebed are a brilliant double act. Esp loving Jamie’s Tshirt – we should all be feminists

    @laurahd #nb2017


Photography credits: Joe Clarke (1); Dom Moore (2, 3)