A sold-out national culture conference will take place at Hereford's Left Bank later this month.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the event on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:30am to 5pm.

‘Civic Fabric: skills, sustainability & strong futures for culture’ will bring together national and local cultural experts to explore how to strengthen the skills and sustainability for arts, community, heritage and cultural organisations in the county.

Organisers say that the event offers the chance for Herefordshire's cultural institutions to work together and build resilience.

Speakers on the day include Maria Bojanowska, Head of National Programmes at the British Museum; Wendy Coombey, Community Partnership and Development Officer for the Diocese of Hereford; and Meena Bharadwa, Development Manager for community support organisation Locality.

Organised by 'Herefordshire's a Great Place', the project is co-funded by the Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from Historic England.

Great Place Project Manager, Michael McBratney, said: “Civic Fabric conference participants will explore positive ways in which cultural and community organisations can build resilient futures together in times of change, and learn more about the opportunities presented in the nationwide shift to new governance models and increased community engagement with our cultural institutions and public assets.”

To join waiting list for free tickets visit: www.civicfabric2018.eventbrite.co.uk