Cambridge entrepreneur is one of Nesta's 2018 'New Radicals'

Andrea Cockerton, one of the founders of House of Cambridge, has been named in a list of 50 'New Radicals' by the arts organisation Nesta and the Observer.

Every two years Nesta and the Observer put out a call for individuals, organisations and initiatives developing creative ways of tackling society's biggest challenges and shaping our world for the better. New Radicals 2018, which includes representation from across the UK, was compiled from hundreds of entries. The list was published in yesterday's (Sunday's) Observer.

It features some inspiring examples of individuals and organisations working in fields as diverse as health and social care, the creative industries, and education and skills.

Cambridge-based Andrea Cockerton is described as 'an arts entrepreneur using music for social good, creating extraordinary events in unexpected spaces.'

Founder of the 100-strong musical collective, We are Sound; the Dosoco Foundation - a community interest company dedicated to supporting local projects using music for social good - and more recently, House of Cambridge, an arts organisation which aims to bring together the many thriving arts and cultural brands that exist in the city, Andrea has established a reputation as the driving force behind unpredictable events. These include a series of 'In the Dark' concerts earlier this year where patrons wore eye masks to listen in darkness in Cambridge's Round Church and Ely Cathedral's Lady Chapel, and her latest venture, United - an immersive event taking place on Saturday September 29th at IWM Duxford, set in the 1940s and featuring a UK film premiere.

Read more about Andrea and her work - on the Nesta site

Read more and buy tickets for United, the House of Cambridge event taking place on September 29th

Read about the 50 radical-thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better

Image credit: Jules Klass Photography


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