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Symposium on creativity and education




Symposium on Creativity and Education
Wednesday 6th June 2018 at Z-arts
10.00am to 4.30pm 

The symposium will give national and personal perspectives on creativity and education with insights from:

Caz Brader, Deputy CEO & Director Of Cultural Programmes, Curious Minds
Emma Degg, CEO of the North West Business Leadership Team
Jane Beardsworth, Director North, Arts Council England
Jeremy Jackson, Principal, Webster Primary School accompanied by his pupils
Nicky Morgan, Special Projects Director, Arts Council England
Prof Jude Robinson, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, Suzanne Smith, Jana Kennedy & Ali Gadema, Z-arts Associate Artists

The symposium will be a platform for discussion and dissemination around the importance of collaboration and cooperation between the education, creative and cultural sectors.  Nationally recognised educators and creative experts will present the latest innovative ideas, practices and research in creativity and education. 

Z-arts will be sharing the independent evaluation by The University of Liverpool of My Planet: An opportunity for children to shine at the Symposium on Creativity and Education

We will also be welcoming Jeremy Jackson, Principal and the children and staff from Webster Primary School who supported the My Planet project, who will be give the perspective from the classroom, whilst artists will be sharing some of the innovative ways of teaching they developed for the My Planet programme.

Z-arts are pleased to welcome Nicky Morgan and Jane Beardsworth, ACE who will give an insight into The Durham Commission and present the national perspective on Creativity and Education. The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education is a collaboration between Arts Council England and Durham University that aims to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system.

Emma Degg, CEO of the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) will be starting the programme and discussing the Skills and Education Charter published by the Business Leadership team that aims to stimulate new discussions with key partners, locally, regionally and nationally as to how business can better support, influence and resource the vital skills and education agenda.

In 2017 the NWBLT awarded Z-arts, Manchester’s venue for children the families the prestigious Lever Prize. The prize was awarded to Z-arts to develop MY PLANET, a programme to stimulate a child’s desire to learn across the curriculum through arts, creativity and culture.

Further contributors will include Curious Minds, The North West Bridge Organisation and other national organisation who are at the forefront of promoting creativity and education with more speakers to be announced soon.

If you are a creative, educator, staff or student within Higher Education or strategist then join us at the Symposium to discuss the future of education and the role creative education has to play.

The cost of the Symposium of £25 includes refreshments, lunch and networking drinks.

Bursaries are available for artists and students. Please contact to request a bursary by providing details of your current employment or education status and the reason you wish to attend.  

Book now:

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations, London Transport Museum, 29 January




London Transport Museum

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations at London Transport Museum

Booking and more information:

This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D).


Course Duration

Full day training workshop.


Course Title

Arts 4 Dementia: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators 

Suitable for

Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students. Organisational staff in areas focused on learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach, audience development, or visitor programmes.

Aim of the Day

To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

Language of Dance® Free Workshop and Information Session



On Wednesday 15thFebruary 2017, the Language of Dance Centre will be holding a FREE Language of Dance Practical Workshop, followed by Information Session on the Level 1 Award in Movement Exploration accredited by NCFE.

The workshop is open to all and will explore some of the concepts within the Language of Dance Movement Alphabet. Please wear comfortable dance wear and be prepared to move! The information session will then explain the route to delivering the new Level 1 Language of Dance Award to students in your own school/college/organisation.

This event will be particularly beneficial for head teachers, teachers, therapists, SENCOs and dance practitioners, but everyone is invited to attend.

Both the workshop and the information session are free, but places must be booked in advance at

Teachers Course for Delivering LOD Awards (Doncaster)



Aimed at teachers, practitioners and dance professionals, the course will offer exploration and study of the first eight movement concepts of the Language of Dance Movement Alphabet, and examine practical ways to apply Language of Dance in a variety of settings and for learners of all abilities.

Participants will learn about the accredited Level 1 Award in Language of Dance Movement Exploration, developed to offer an accessible, inclusive award in dance for learners of all abilities.

The course will run from 10am to 4pm daily, and participants should attend all the three days. However, we are open to discussing individual circumstances.

Book your place today on the Language of Dance Centres website:


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