Join Steven Knight and Andy Street ‘In Conversation’ for Acorns – Early Bird Ticket Offer

Two champions of the West Midlands are coming together for a one-off charity special for Acorns Children’s Hospice – with an ‘early bird’ ticket offer for the event available now for a short time only.

Award-winning screenwriter and director Steven Knight and celebrated businessman and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street CBE are teaming up for an exclusive ‘in conversation with…’ lunch on Thursday 5 March 2020.

Hosted by Marc Reeves, renowned Editor-in-Chief of Reach Plc Midlands, the event is taking place in support of the charity’s Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal.

Noel Cramer, Director of Supporter Engagement at Acorns, said: “We’re extremely excited to bring two of the West Midlands most celebrated figures together in this exclusive event for Acorns.

“Steven Knight and Andy Street are long-standing supporters of Acorns and we’re grateful to them both for giving their time for what will undoubtedly be an entertaining and informative event.”

Steven is best-known as the creator of the BBC smash-hit series Peaky Blinders and as a pioneer of British storytelling. While Andy, a former managing director of John Lewis, was elected as the first Mayor of the West Midlands in 2017, bringing investment into the region and championing its regeneration.

The formidable duo have joined forces with some of the West Midlands most influential figures from TV and film to launch Create Central; a powerful new body set to revolutionise the region’s creative industry.

‘Steven Knight In Conversation with Andy Street’ with explore the guests’ journey to success as well as their ambitious plans to make the creative arts as much a hallmark of Birmingham’s identity as its rich industrialist past. This intimate event is set within the Council Chamber; a must-see venue not usually open to the public.

The Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal was launched by Acorns in July as the proposed closure of its hospice in Walsall was put on hold following pledges of additional NHS support, that should ensure the hospice is adequately funded from 2023/24 onwards.

Early bird tickets for Steven Knight In Conversation with Andy Street are priced £45 and are available now until Monday 23 December.

To take advantage of the early bird savings for ‘Steven Knight In Conversation with Andy Street’ call 01564 82 5037 or visit:


For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /

Notes to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.

• It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.

• To find out more about Acorns, please visit

Take advantage of the early bird discounted offer for this one-off charity special.