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.
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
CALLING YOUNG CREATIVES IN WIGAN!
Posted: 15/05/2023 by ThickSkin
ThickSkin is searching for ten young people aged 16-25 from across the Borough of Wigan to create a brand-new location-based audio play.
Applications Open - The Teaching Musician
Posted: 15/05/2023 by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The MA and PG Certificate International: The Teaching Musician is an accredited, online and flexible professional development route for practicing music teachers and music leaders.
NKTA Outreach team alongside the NSPCC.
Posted: 30/03/2023 by NK Theatre Arts
Our Outreach team made the long journey down to Cambridge for a very special Online Safety project alongside the NSPCC.
Posted: 13/09/2022 by 2 Boards and a Passion Theatre Company
Reach Out is a 50 minute interactive play for primary schools set at the Reach Out Academy for super heroes.
Telling Tales In School!
Posted: 15/06/2022 by Imaginarium Theatre
Imaginarium have been busy in our local schools this week, telling tales of Prescot with pupils from our local Primaries!
Currently there are no briefs in this region
There's A Memory Somewhere - performance & workshop
Posted: 08/02/2023 by Goofus Theatre CIC
Dates: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025
Connections can be found in the strangest of places. This performance is a great introduction to the skills of puppeteering. Followed by our workshop exploring story & learning how to animate puppets. To book email email@example.com
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!
Theatre Arts Workshops
Posted: 07/06/2022 by Little Actors Theatre Company
Dates: 08/06/2022 - 31/07/2023
We can offer theatre workshops led by professional actor/facilitators in your school setting. Contact us for a brochure on firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 09/04/2022 by Goofus Theatre CIC
Dates: 09/04/2022 - 31/12/2023
We all have stories, come and tell yours. A creative workshop using puppetry, objects, mask, music and text. Work with experienced actor, writer and puppeteer Paul Barnhill. Email email@example.com for more details.
Arts Award (all levels)
Posted: 24/03/2022 by M6 Theatre
Dates: 01/09/2022 - 21/07/2023
We are an artsmark partner and an arts award centre and can deliver all levels. Arts Award encourages young people to engage with the arts and develop their skills.
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.Join here for free