Welcome to The City Culture Corner. Here, the arts and the stereotypical business world of the City of London can intertwine, collide and create. With an overwhelming amount of cultural activity and hotspots in the City, it is often difficult to stay abreast of interesting venues and events in the City. The City Culture Corner will be the place to stay one step ahead of the City’s cultural beat. With podcasts and promotions, introductions to artists, venue launches and events — there’s nothing you can’t be a part of.

Your regular City arts round-up

Culture Corner

As we look forward to the City reopening for business, we’re ready to start up our Culture Corner series again, pointing you in the direction of the best arts and culture within the Square Mile and championing the role of the arts within the business community. So much is made possible when the culture, arts and business collide. It is at this intersection that we focus a lot of our projects and work and we believe that having artists on boards, on residencies in companies and in studios within businesses leads to innovation, wellbeing and quantifiable profitability. Read More.

The Square Mile: Post Lockdown Revival

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As lockdown eases some of us are scrambling to get our (socially distanced) cultural fix. Culture Corner curator, Tessa, has prepared a list of events and activities for you to engage with. From online concerts, to live music and exhibitions, there’s something for everyone. See some suggestions here.

Share your events with us at cultural.corner@cityam.com.

International Women’s Day

This month in The City Culture Corner, we are celebrating International Women’s Day with eight women working in the culture sector.From dancers to composers, and singers to actresses, The City Culture Corner curator, Tessa Marchington has sought out these industry leaders, and asked them how they embrace risk taking in their work. See their responses here.

Make Music Day

The world’s largest grassroots music festival is coming to the UK on 21 June – and you can be part of it

Everyone loves music of some kind and that is why global festival Make Music Day, the world’s largest grassroots celebration of music, has been taking off in recent years. First started in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, it now takes place in 125 countries and thousands of cities on 21 June each year. Find out how to get involved.

The City Culture Corner is curated by Tessa Marchington.

Tessa is a pianist, entrepreneur and cultural strategist. As the founder of Music in Offices she is keen to bridge the gap and create a shared dialogue between the arts and business. She has set up over 50 office choirs and facilitates instrumental lessons for over 200 city workers each week. The benefits of these musical experiences within a working environment are wide reaching and include an increase of productivity, health & wellbeing, leadership and team work.

For more information, contact us at cultural.corner@cityam.com.