Join us for our Culture: Outdoor Places and Spaces webinar on Wednesday 28th April 4-5pm

As children and young people start to emerge from lockdown learning, how can we encourage and support families, schools and cultural organisations to find ways embracing the outdoors. How can we unlock a way of looking at our own immediate environments as full of possibilities? What does being able to access outdoor places and spaces really mean for children and young people?

Join us for a webinar that invites our panellists to ‘find the epic in the everyday’ and why it is vital to our wellbeing and sense of belonging. You can register to watch live on Wednesday or rewatch the recorded version here.


Stephen Boyce –Interim Chair for National Heritage Lottery.

 As Deputy Chief Executive of Southern Arts in the 1990s he led the Board’s capital strategy, local authority partnerships and the development and implementation of National Lottery-funded grant programmes. He went on to be Programme Manager of Awards for All, establishing it as a long-term community grants programme, before joining HLF where he was Deputy Director of Operations from 2001-2010. Stephen has worked as an independent cultural consultant, for whom he provides advice on governance, business planning, project development, fundraising and evaluation. He is currently chair of the strategic advisory board for South West Museum Development Programme, a board member of Common Ground, and trustee of Winchester Poetry Festival of which he is a co-founder. He has published three volumes of poetry and lives in the Blackmore Vale in Dorset.


Sue Hill

Sue Hill is a visual artist, performer, curator and theatre maker, core member of WildWorks and member of the Creative Team at the Eden Project. In 1988 she joined Kneehigh, Cornwall’s international theatre company, serving on their management team from 1994 – 2001 and helping to grow their distinctive style of theatre.
Sue has designed, with her partner Bill Mitchell, most WildWorks projects. She led the development of ‘The Enchanted Palace’, the celebrated performance animation at Kensington Palace, and directed performance in ‘The Passion’, with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot.


Nik Elvy 

Nik Elvy is an artist and outdoor specialist, living in Cornwall, who has pioneered the micro adventure, challenged food poverty outdoors and aims to build the confidence of children and parents to venture out. She works with a wide range of families across Cornwall, bringing together creative activity and outdoor adventures.


Dr Lynette Rentoul – Consultant Clinical Phycologist – Clinical lead for Cornwall NHS (children and families).

Lynette brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience with regards to why children (and adults) need access to outdoor spaces, creativity and culture. She is leading work around Trauma Informed Schools for Cornwall as part of the impact of the pandemic. She is passionate about creativity and its place in the recovery and resilience of children and young people.