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Channel 4 Provocation and Debate

As a university, that upholds the value of freedom of speech and open debate, LJMU is hosting the first in a series of provocations around the broader issue of how the UK’s creative, broadcasting and media industries are represented and balanced outside of London.

The first of these takes place at LJMU on 16 October, with a provocation Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Does Moving Channel 4 Matter? by Professor Phil Redmond, LJMU Ambassador Fellow.

The event will include a panel debate on the relevant issues from high-level representatives in broadcasting, media and from other bidding cities. The debate will be chaired by Andy Bounds, Northern Correspondent for the Financial Times. A specially invited audience will then have the opportunity to put questions to the panel.

Panel members confirmed include:

Cat Lewis, CEO Nine Lives Media and Chair Royal Television Society North

Richard Caborn, Chair of Sheffield’s Channel 4 bid and former Minister of Sport

Stephen Chapman, TV Producer and Journalist, Prolific North 

Event time: Arrival and coffee 09.30. Provocation begins at 10.00 and the event will close at noon.

Location: LJMU’s Roscoe Room, Egerton Court – get directions

Travel: Please note all trains are currently terminating at Liverpool South Parkway due to major station upgrade works at Liverpool Lime Street. An onward local Merseyrail service will be available into Liverpool Central which is the nearest local station to LJMU. Please let us know if you plan to travel from outside of Liverpool by train as we may be able to arrange collection for you.

A taxi from Liverpool South Parkway to LJMU takes around 25 mins.

Parking is available at Mount Pleasant NCP or limited on-street parking is available on Rodney Street.

Press and Media queries: please email or call 0151 231 3313

Regional broadcasting debate 16 Oct – watch here after the event!