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Cultural Connections for Education Settings
in North West England

The Culture Hub is a free-to-use online portal for teachers, childcare providers and other professionals working with children and young people. It aims to help you take on the Cultural Education Challenge and by connecting you with the expertise and variety on offer within our region's rich and vibrant arts, culture and heritage sectors.

 

The Cultural Education Challenge

The Cultural Education Challenge is a call-to-action. It asks all education settings and cultural organisations to work together more effectively, in order to offer a consistently high-quality arts education to all children.

The Culture Hub is brought to you by Curious Minds, a charity working to drive access to creative and cultural education, by creating the conditions where quality, collaboration can flourish.

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Schools, Colleges & Early Years Settings

 

Demonstrate your commitment to high quality arts and cultural education for all young people by signing-up to the Cultural Education Challenge. Your setting will be listed on our website as a Culture School and you can use the free online profile to track your Challenge journey, mark accomplishments and highlight meaningful partnerships by collecting virtual ‘badges’ and submitting reviews. There’s even a widget to display on your website.

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Creative & Cultural Providers or Practitioners

 

Register to create a free online profile for your organisation or practice.

Make the most of your listing to share information, images, videos and resources that truly reflect how you work with schools and young people, as well as uploading your forthcoming events, offers and latest news. You can also link your work to relevant districts or Local Partnerships.

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Regional Culture in the North West

The Cultural Education Challenge asks all art and cultural providers, education and childcare settings and other local agencies to come together and work in partnership, to drive a joined-up local cultural education offer for children and young people.

In many areas of the North West, local partnerships have already been established, bringing together passionate and committed people from a wide range of organisations - across heritage and culture, education, youth sector, local government and the creative industries - whose local knowledge and professional expertise is helping to drive forward the cultural education agenda and improve opportunities for children and young people.

Even in areas of the North West which do not yet have a formally established partnership, there’s still plenty of great cultural education work happening that you can connect with.

See what's happening in your local area by navigating the maps below or visit the Local Partnerships page.

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What's happening now in the North West

Voting opens to find the Liverpool City Region’s best young artists

Posted: 27/03/2024 by dot-art Schools

dot-art Schools and Edge Hill University are inviting the public to pick their favourite artwork as part of an annual competition to find the cream of Liverpool City Region’s artistic talent.

Practicing What We Preach

Posted: 19/03/2024 by Warrington

Laura Mercer - Creative Producer (Young People) at Culture Warrington - lifts the lid on her work with the local cultural partnership to develop a new framework for youth voice-led consultations and service provision.

What's Up Alfie? - mental health & wellbeing for Key Stage 1 - New tour dates!

Posted: 15/03/2024 by Altru Drama CIC

We're delighted to announce new tour dates for What's Up Alfie? - a performance about mental health for children aged 4 - 7. The play will be touring schools from 16th April - 10th May 2024.

Finding Solitude: an exhibition of drawings by Claire Weetman

Posted: 20/02/2024 by Claire Weetman, Visual Artist

Claire Weetman presents an online collection of drawings of chairs that invite you to sit down, but that time to rest alone is just out of reach.

The Northern Cultural Education Awards. Get Nominating!

Posted: 02/02/2024 by Curious Minds

Curious Minds is inviting nominations for The Northern Cultural Education Awards 2024. You can nominate yourself or others for an award, across 7 categories. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 3rd March 2024.

Stories from the Mill – New Heritage Exhibition at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh.

Posted: 24/11/2023 by Farfield Mill

This autumn a new exhibition has opened at Farfield Mill. The displays across all four levels of the mill tell the story of the people who owned and worked at there during its heyday, and the processes involved in turning fleece into fabric.

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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS (second weekend)

Posted: 24/11/2023 by Farfield Mill
Dates: 11/09/2024 - 15/09/2024

Farfield Mill will be celebrating National Heritage Open Day weekends with stories from the past. Come along to the Mill and find out about the textile heritage of the Yorkshire Dales and Sedbergh.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS (first weekend)

Posted: 24/11/2023 by Farfield Mill
Dates: 06/09/2024 - 08/09/2024

Farfield Mill is celebrating National Heritage Open Days with stories from the past. Come and find out about the textile heritage of the Yorkshire Dales and Sedbergh.

Arion - Storytelling Performance, with makaton

Posted: 11/09/2023 by Goofus Theatre CIC
Dates: 11/09/2023 - 31/12/2025

Anything can happen on the way to the market! A re-telling of a Cheshire folktale this beautiful storytelling performances includes song, dance & adventure. Includes makaton signing throughout. Full day, 3 performances - £650 (up to 180 pupils)

There's A Memory Somewhere - performance & workshop. Connections can be found in the strangest of places.

Posted: 08/02/2023 by Goofus Theatre CIC
Dates: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025

A 25 minute non-verbal performance introducing the art form of puppeteering. Followed by our taster workshop exploring how to bring objects to life. 2 x 90 minute sessions across the day. Max of 60 pupils per session. £750 per day.

Issue Based Plays & Projects

Posted: 25/01/2023 by NK Theatre Arts
Dates: 25/01/2023 - 01/01/2030

NK Produces hard-hitting plays, which address issues pertinent to the young people of today and aim to educate and open discussion to promote a healthy, happy and safe way of living as they grow up in today’s society.

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

Posted: 04/11/2022 by NK Theatre Arts
Dates: 16/11/2222 - 17/11/2222

This fabulous play tells the story of teenage Billy Fisher; an incurable liar, idle and dishonest, who imagines himself in so many situations that truth and fiction become intermingled, landing him in very hot water!

Cultural Learning Alliance

Curious Minds is an active member of the Cultural Learning Alliance. By signing-up to the Cultural Learning Alliance, either as an individual or organisation, you can help to champion the message that cultural learning can make a big difference to a child’s life experience and will receive the latest news and comment on cultural learning policy and practice.

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