New culture creator nominated at Heathrow

Mon 24 February 2020, 10:22 am

TV presenter Reggie Yates has been named Heathrow's first ever Culture Creator as the airport seeks to shine a light on Britain's diverse and thriving creativity.

The writer, director and broadcaster has been working on a docu-series called “Created in the UK”, exploring the diverse creative communities and global cultural influences across the country.

Research commissioned by the airport, which acts as the UK’s global gateway, reveals a love for British creative culture.

More than half of the people surveyed said the UK is a global leader in the creative arts, and 64% said the country’s diverse communities act as driving forces for the industry.

The poll also revealed that young travellers from around the world look for cities to explore which have a rich creative and cultural offering.

To celebrate this era of British creativity, Yates is presenting an online docu-series this spring, showing his journey around the UK as he meets people from an array of creative worlds.

He said: “British creative culture, whether music, fashion or film, brings people together and unites the nation. I can’t wait to showcase some of the UK’s top creative talent as they reveal their craft and inspiration. I hope the “Created in the UK” series made in collaboration with Heathrow will inspire the next generation of British artists to step into the spotlight."

Carol Hui, chief of staff at Heathrow, adds: “We are delighted to appoint Reggie Yates as Heathrow’s first-ever Culture Curator. Britain’s creative culture is an export we should be truly proud of and we look forward to celebrating the global influences that enrich our artistic communities."

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