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The Guinness Creative Summit explores the value of pushing boundaries in pursuit of excellence
Why is it important to go beyond the accepted norms of creativity? Who are those people in the arts and beyond who have the courage and vision to do things differently – the ordinary people who are achieving extraordinary things?
Guinness and the Telegraph are joining forces to stage a one-off event bringing together a select panel of experts in their creative fields, hosted by the Telegraph art critic and BBC broadcaster Alastair Sooke.
In an evening of interviews, debate, and a music performance, you will see what creative bravery means to pioneers in their chosen field, and how it helped them to achieve their ambitious goals.
Panellists at the Guinness Creative Summit include:
• Leafcutter John, the innovative, inventive musician who makes music in ways you may never have imagined.
• Tania Harrison, the arts curator of Latitude Festival, who conceived and established a festival as much about the arts as the music.
What makes them tick? Who were their influences? How did they overcome the inevitable obstacles in their path on the way to becoming successful, whether that be by their definition or yours.
Book your tickets now for the Guinness Creative Summit, hosted by Alastair Sooke (over-18s only).
When: 15 March.
Where: Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS.
Tickets: Ticket availability limited. Maximum 2 tickets per person, strictly subject to availability. Tickets allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Over-18s only.
Have your say at the free to attend event on 15 March in central London. Panellists will answer your questions and maybe add that missing ingredient that could help you realise your creative potential.
There will also be a complimentary drop of “the black stuff” on offer.
Why Guinness? You may have seen the brilliant current TV ad featuring the compelling story of John Hammond, a white New York record producer and talent scout who, in a time of segregation, championed black and white musicians working together, his most lasting legacy.
And, of course, without Hammond and his love of jazz, the exceptional talents of many musicians, including Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, may never have reached the wider world.
Hammond championed creative bravery, leaving a lasting legacy of iconic masters of melody, whose work is now part of the musical mainstream and influencing contemporary artists to this day.
Guinness has also produced a series of short films featuring contemporary musicians Rudimental, Lady Leshurr, Lianne La Havas and Foals, to celebrate how his legacy lives on today.
Join us for this unique, engaging and thought-provoking event which will leave you feeling inspired and more confident to pursue your goals – whatever they may be.