Lizzie Soden
creative director / strategy and development, Culture on the Offensive

Lizzie Soden is creative director at Culture on the Offensive (COTO). She is also a freelance arts project manager, writer and digital artist/filmmaker. Lizzie 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.) As an independent artist/filmmaker, she has made pop-videos, community based films, event documentation and produced club visuals.

Lizzie has worked in the voluntary, public and private sector in the arts and culture scene in Leicester for the last 35 years. Her work has always been about bridging the chasm between intellectual pursuit and popular culture.

Lizzie likes to question absurdities in current political orthodoxies – you don’t have to think like everybody else.

Follow Lizzie on Twitter: @COTOmag and @filmessayist



Saturday 2 November, 13:10 Frobisher 1-3
Us and them? The art of thinking about political polarisation

Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Conservatory
Social media activism: democracy in action or tyranny of the mob?