Lizzie Soden
director, Culture on the Offensive

Lizzie Soden is creative director of the Leicester based social enterprise Culture on the Offensive, publishing an online magazine and running courses, talks and events. She is both a writer and oversees the strategy and development. The enterprise is focussed on philosophical counter-culture and promoting ‘The Art of Thinking.’

She has a BA in fine arts from Lanchester (Coventry) University, (1982) and an MA with distinction in art and design (studio practice) from Loughborough University (2009) in digital moving image. As an independent artist/filmmaker, she has made pop-videos, been a community based filmmaker, and made both event documentations and club visuals. She has worked in the voluntary, public and private sector in the arts and culture scene in Leicester for the last 35 years.

She is an experienced freelance project manager and is currently managing a Heritage Lottery Funded project called ‘A FUNNY CITY’ for Leicester Comedy Festival. This is creating an archive with young people about the history of comedy in Leicester.

Her work as an artist/filmmaker and writer has always been about bridging the chasm between intellectual pursuit and popular culture. She likes to question absurdities in current political orthodoxies. You don’t have to think like everybody else.

RELATED SESSIONS

Saturday 21 October, 14:00 LCB DEPOT, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 IRE
Can the arts ever be free?

Saturday 28 October, 13:10 Frobisher 1-3
You can’t say that!

Sunday 29 October, 17:30 Old Shop
Burgess at 100: A Clockwork Orange reconsidered