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Inspiring Futures: The LBBD Cultural Education Partnership

Vision 2018-2022

Every young person can confidently participate, shape, and take pride in creative and cultural opportunities, making their voice heard.

Inspiring Futures: The Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership bridges links between cultural organisations and schools to work towards every young person having the opportunity to be creative, either in school or beyond. We ensure every school has the opportunity to collaborate with other schools in hubs, form partnerships with cultural organisations, and take part in bespoke projects.

Want to get involved in Inspiring Futures? Email amelia.hart@lbbd.gov.uk with details about your organisation or school to be added to our contact list and be invited to future events.

 

Upcoming events

Resetting Cultural Learning

9 to 19 November 2020.
Online.

Resetting Cultural Learning seeks to reflect on the learning from our experiences of lockdown and support young people, teachers, and cultural partners to ‘build back better’. The sessions, spread across ten days, ensure creativity, culture, and the arts are central to wellbeing, recovery and resilience. With a range of engaging and interesting industry partners, the sessions support teachers to contribute to a broad, highly engaging and motivating curriculum across the school.

 

Recorded sessions:

Welcoming Statement: Martin Russell

Join Martin Russell, Culture and Wellbeing Lead at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, in opening the conference, and re-defining what the cultural education partnership aims to do.

Welcoming Statement - Register on Eventbrite

Idling Action London - School Workshop

Vehicle Idling Action.

As part of Idling Action London, teach pupils about the importance of air quality, pollution, and how to take action!

Idling Action London - School Workshop - Register on Eventbrite

Cut Price Portraits by Billy Mann from Headway East London

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning.

Discover a new art-making technique in an activity which simplifies the process of mono-printing so anyone can do it.

Cut Price Portraits - Register on Eventbrite

Masculinity: Creating a Superhero by Muhammad Khan

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning.

A writing workshop suitable for secondary school students, with four activities to create an exciting piece of writing. Masculinity: Creating a Superhero.

Masculinity: Creating a Superhero - Register on Eventbrite

Drama with Danielle Kassarate

Green Shoes Arts.

Follow this drama workshop from local West End actress Danielle Kassarate suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3.

Drama with Danielle Kassarate - Register on Eventbrite

Hip Hop Dance with Icy Ice

Green Shoes Arts.

An introduction to Hip Hop Dance with local dance artist Icy Ice suitable for ages 10+.

Hip Hop Dance with Icy Ice - Register on Eventbrite

Resetting Wellbeing

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Youth Workers.

A session exploring support for available for young people regarding sexual health, mental health and LGBTQ+ Youth.

Resetting Wellbeing - Register on Eventbrite

Cultural Governor Fireside Chat

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Keith Coffee, Governor of Dagenham Park School.

A discussion about the role of creativity and culture in schools, the challenges, and opportunities for the future.

Cultural Governor Fireside Chat - Register on Eventbrite

Students Voice: The Arts and Corona Virus with Sydney Russell School

Sydney Russell School.

Created by the students of Sydney Russell School, in these videos, they discuss the impact of COVID on the arts and their upcoming plans of the Culture Council.

Students Voice - Register on Eventbrite 

 

Live sessions:

Resetting Cultural Learning: The Cultural Education Partnership, A Year in Review

Monday 9 November 2020, 3pm to 3.30pm.
Jane Hargreaves, Commissioning Director for Schools in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Join the Commissioning Director for Schools as she presents the impacts for schools, achievements and future developments of the Cultural Education Partnership.

Resetting Cultural Learning - Register on Eventbrite

Becontree 100: Marking the Centenary of the Becontree Estate with Schools and Young People

Monday 9 November 2020, 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Culture Service.

An information session to find out how students and staff can be involved in the ambitious culture programme throughout 2021 on the Becontree Estate.

Becontree 100 - Register on Eventbrite

Let’s Go Tokyo!

Tuesday 10 November 2020, 1pm to 5pm.
Dance Network Association.

Launching the Let’s Go Tokyo! Mass dance programme, this session offers the opportunity to hear from schools already involved, to see the work, and take part in workshops so that you can deliver material in your setting.

Let’s Go Tokyo! - Register on Eventbrite

How to be a Healthy and Culturally Active School

Tuesday 10 November 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
Health Education Partnership.

Local primary schools will share the positive impact on wellbeing of embedding the key priorities of Healthy Schools and Cultural Education.

How to be a Healthy and Culturally Active School - Register on Eventbrite

Specialist CPD for Dance Subject Leads in Primary in association with All Saints Teaching School

(Multiple sessions)

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
BDSIP.

A series of twilight CPD sessions to empower the Leaders of Dance in primary schools.

Specialist CPD for Dance Subject Leads in Primary - Register on BDSIP 

The Cultural Education Partnership and Support for Additional Needs

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
BDSIP, The Cultural Education Partnership, and Schools.

This session capacity is limited and is by invite only. If you would like to attend the session, please email martin.russell@lbbd.gov.uk.

Adaptation and Innovation in Challenging Times - Music Networking

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4pm to 5pm.
Samantha Spence.

This session will explore how to adapt and find new ways to celebrate and share musical achievement at a time when everything is moving online.

Adaptation and Innovation in Challenging Times - Register on Eventbrite

Getting back to creativity

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4pm to 5.45pm.
Bow Arts.

With artist educator Sara Heywood, examine how primary school teachers can start to get creative again using everyday materials found in the classroom.

Getting back to creativity - Register on Eventbrite

Innovation Challenge - A Zine for the Future

Thursday 12 November 2020, 2pm to 2.45pm.
University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion.

Project based fashion and sustainability challenge from London College of Fashion which you can then lead with students in Key stage 2 and 3.

Innovation Challenge - Register on Eventbrite 

Black Lives Matter Education and Young People Workshop

Thursday 12 November 2020, 3pm to 5pm.
Yvonne Kelly, Barking and Dagenham College, joined by headteachers from London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

A panel discussion across all phases of education exploring the impact of, and response to Black Lives Matter and anti-racism.

Black Lives Matter Education and Young People Workshop - Register on Eventbrite

Creative Schools and Colleges Annual Symposium

Monday 16 November 2020, 9.15am to 5pm.
Creative Schools and Colleges.

An interactive, virtual conference exploring how to bring creativity into learning to effectively address current and future challenges.

Creative Schools and Colleges Annual Symposium - Register on Eventbrite

Specialist CPD for Drama Subject Leads in Primary in association with All Saints Teaching School

Tuesday 17 November 2020, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
BDSIP.

A series of twilight CPD sessions to empower the Leaders of Dance in primary schools.

Specialist CPD for Drama Subject Leads in Primary - Register on BDSIP.

Learning from Lockdown - Arts Teacher Networking

Tuesday 17 November 2020, 4pm to 5pm.
University of the Arts London.

An opportunity to share lockdown and post-lockdown teaching experiences and plan positively for the future.

Learning from Lockdown - Register on Eventbrite

Reset Collaboration Plan with A New Direction

Tuesday 17 November 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
A New Direction.

Explore a new tool co-produced during the pandemic that promotes partnership working to support quality social, cultural and arts experiences for children and young people.

Reset Collaboration Plan - Register on Eventbrite

Schools Wellbeing Forum

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm.
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Education Team.

A consultation session for teachers, senior leaders and Headteachers regarding the launch of a Local Authority-led Schools Wellbeing Forum.

This session has limited capacity and is by invite only. If you would like to attend the session, please email erik.stein@lbbd.gov.uk.

Dance Teachers/Leads Networking Session

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 4pm to 5pm.
Far From the Norm.

An online networking event for dance specialists in school to discuss and strengthen curriculum delivery with a professional dance artist.

Dance Teachers/Leads Networking Session - Register on Eventbrite

Drama Teachers/Leads Networking Session

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 4pm to 5pm.
The Donmar Warehouse Theatre.

Join Michael Longhurst and Phil McCormak from the Donmar Warehouse to discuss the current landscape of theatre and schools.

Drama Teachers/Leads Networking Session - Register on Eventbrite

Resetting Cultural Learning: Conference Closing with Jane Hargreaves

Thursday 19 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm.
Jane Hargreaves, Commissioning Director for Schools in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

After 10 days of conference activity Jane Hargreaves will summarise some of the key learning and feedback from the sessions.

Resetting Cultural Learning - Register on Eventbrite