Celebrating Shakespeare's work

21 March 2014

This week we've been celebrating Shakespeare’s work in schools, theatres, historic sites, museums, galleries, cinemas, and libraries all over the UK.

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(Image courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

Shakespeare’s Week 2014

This week we've celebrating Shakespeare’s work in schools, theatres, historic sites, museums, galleries, cinemas, and libraries all over the UK. Here is some interesting related news that captured my eye.BBC launched a video on how get more young people interested in the works of Shakespeare. See here

Actor Ben Crystal gives his advice about how and why Shakespeare can be introduced to children. Read more

‘You don't need an expensive education to understand Shakespeare, but you do need the luxury of time, space and specialism to put his words on their feet’ says Associate director at Salisbury Playhouse, Mark Powell. Read here

The Poetry Potting Shed

We are inviting families and children from East London to come down to the Poetry Potting Shed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow, on Sunday 30 March and Saturday 5 April. Come and meet Poet in Residence, Niall O'Sullivan, have a listen to some live poetry, get involved in a workshop, or contribute to the installation created by young local poets. Read more

Download Potting Shed Family Flyer

Lambeth Music Festival 2014

From Monday 31 March to Friday 4 April 2014, the Southbank Centre will ring to the sound of over 2,500 young musicians representing schools and the Lambeth Music Network. Read more

Young Creatives

Aged 11-25? If you’re cutting your teeth as an artist or you’re wondering how to get started, there are loads of opportunities to get involved right here in the creative centre, the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios. Read more

Free workshops on Islamic Fashion

Are you interested in fashion? Do you live in London? Are you aged 16-25? This is an opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Museum of London, handle objects from our fashion collections, and tell us all about the interesting Islamic fashions that you have noticed in London. Read more

Download Islamic fashion collecting

The Youth Music Network

An online community for those who work in and around music education projects in the UK. The network enables music education professionals to share their know-how and expertise. Join now

New 'college' of the humanities that's not just for the rich

A new project aims to set up free liberal arts courses for poorer students, using London as a 'giant lecture hall'. Read more

Spoken Word Education Programme 2014-15

Spoken Word Educators are seeking London secondary schools to host a full-time (4 days a week) Spoken Word Educator for the 2014-15 academic year. This is an opportunity to be part of the first ever Spoken Word Education Programme which aims to improve students’ literacy, confidence, speaking skills and emotional literacy by embedding poets full-time within the school culture. If your school is interested in participating in the programme, please contact Chantelle Michaux, Director of Operations Email: spokenwordeducation@gmail.com. Go here for full bidding information. Submission deadline is Friday 4 April.

Architecture in Schools: Primary programme

Open-City will be running the Architecture in Schools: Primary programme for London schools during the summer term for KS2 (years 4, 5 and 6). This year's programme will focus on learning Maths and Design through buildings. If you are a primary school teacher and would like to find out how your school can get involved please contact Venetia Wolfenden or phone on 0207 383 5722. Read more

The value of arts and culture to people and society

Last Friday, Arts Council England published a new evidence review that focuses on the impact arts and culture has on the economy, health, wellbeing, society and education. The review presents research that helps demonstrate the importance of arts and culture on society. Read more


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