Create: a journal of perspectives on the value of arts and culture

21 November 2014

Arts Council England has launched Create: a new magazine championing the value of art and culture.

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Create, a new journal looking at the value of arts and culture

Arts Council England launched this week a magazine that features a wide range of contributions from writers and artists, politicians to poets discussing the true impact that arts and culture can have on society. Read more

'An education in the arts is limited to the economically privileged. It is an unjust waste of national talent’

Sir Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington Colleges talks about why should students at independent schools enjoy such a rich education in the arts, whereas in most state schools – where it could be so effective and is most needed – it is a hit-and-miss business? Read more

10PP – How to achieve a step change in the arts offer of schools

'It’s a funny old world. It’s already been a long week and I wasn’t really looking forward to chairing a round-table discussion on ‘Ensuring an entitlement to a cultural education for all in London’ at Whole Education’s annual conference. But an interesting argument is all that is needed to revive a jaded intellectual palate...' Read more

Second London Festival of Education to take place in February 2015

The recent success story of London’s schools will be at the heart of the second London Festival of Education, which has been announced for February next year. The TES has teamed up with the Institute of Education (IoE) to host the one-day event, which will explore the reasons behind the capital’s incredible rise in achievement over the past decade. Read more

The Big Idea: how should we inspire our children?

Teachers, students, writers and other experts come together to discuss this tomorrow. Speakers include: Vicky Featherstone, Chair, Professor Hugh Cunningham, author of The Invention of Childhood, Naeemah Islam, former student, The Mulberry School, Dr Vanessa Ogden, Headteacher, The Mulberry School, Melisha Trotman, Headteacher, Crowland Primary School. Read more

Campaign To Get Craft Skills Back Into School

A campaign to put crafts back on school timetables has begun after it emerged the classes were being cut across the country. In just five years, participation in craft-based GCSEs has fallen by 25% and the number of higher education courses has almost halved. Read more

BFI screenwriting residential programme

An opportunity for 25 young people aged 16-19 from across the UK to engage in a specialist screenwriting training and mentorship. The programme looks to inspire a life-long passion for film, identifying, nurturing and launching the filmmaking talent of tomorrow. Read more

Grand Union Youth Orchestra upcoming concert

Join the Grand Union Youth Orchestra for its annual end of year concert featuring musicians from Bengal to Bethnal Green which launches its 3rd series February 2015.This end of year celebration brings together the much loved Bengal to Bethnal Green and the Grand Union Youth Orchestra for the first time. For more information download the PDF below.

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Children's home inspections to focus on young people’s experiences

Inspections of children’s homes are to focus more on the experiences of children and young people as part of a tougher framework announced by Ofsted. Read more

'Embrace engineering's creative side' to fix skills crisis

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession. Read more

'Pas de deux' at Trinity Laban theatre

The pas de deux, a symbol of accomplished form and technique, is one of the most emblematic figures of classical ballet – and in its very own way the duet by Raimund Hoghe and the Japanese dancer Takashi Ueno is a virtuoso performance as well. Read more