Birmingham Big Art Project is delighted to present In Conversation With Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, on Thursday, October 26 at Hotel Du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham.
On 4 May 2017, Andy Street was elected to serve an initial three-year term as Mayor, working with council leaders and the chairs of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to deliver the West Midlands’ devolution programme.
A key part of Andy’s role is to act as an advocate and global ambassador for the West Midlands and to chair the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
The Mayor has specific areas of responsibility including local transport and the region’s ‘more and better homes’ agenda.
As the devolution agenda develops so the role of the Mayor is also expected to evolve, working with combined authority colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes for the residents and businesses of the West Midlands.
12 noon Reception drink
12.30 pm Welcome and overview/Update on Birmingham Big Art Project, Glyn Pitchford, Chairman, Birmingham Big Art Project
12.40 pm Patrick Burns, Political Editor, BBC will interview Andy about his first five months in the job, and what he feels are the essential characteristics of a great city, followed by Q & A session.
1.30 pm Two course lunch with wine and coffee
Tickets: £45 per person
There are a limited number of tables of 10 available at a cost of £400 per table (a saving of £50). To enquire, please contact Eileen Wilson, events supervisor, on 0121 200 0604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.