Great opportunities for young people to involve in arts & culture

17 October 2014

This week we came across a wide range of opportunities and events aimed at involving young people in the world of arts in culture in London.

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Drum Works

Drum Works uses drumming as a tool to inspire young people creatively, give them confidence in their ideas and empower them to direct their own futures. They have been running in east London secondary schools since 2007, they are now up to around 450 young people in seven schools. Read more

Exploring Henry IV: Staging the Wars

Examine the characters and action of Henry IV Part 1 in this specially created day run by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The workshop day is intended for school groups, accompanied by teaching staff and will be beneficial for students studying Shakespeare within English, Drama or History. Read more

Discover a career in Tech

The digital world is an exciting place which can provide countless opportunities for today's young people, including jobs in social media, web design and app creation, as well as the chance to set up your own business more easily than ever before. Read more

Big Draw Shape Youth Workshop

Come and join this free workshop for disabled young people aged 14 and 30 and friends and families. For more information, download the PDF below.

Download Big Draw Shape Youth Workshop


London named Best City for Culture

London was the big winner as Leading Culture Destinations announced the winners of its inaugural annual awards. The capital was named as Best City for Culture, and the Tate Modern collected three awards, Leading Culture Destination 2014, and for Exhibitions & Programming, and Digital Experience. Read more

Digital Resources for Cultural Education

Are you a teacher working in cultural education? Take a look at these resources and tell us how you use them by completing this survey. Read more

Sharp rise in number of five-year-olds developing well at school

The number of five-year-olds reaching a good level of development has risen sharply from 52 per cent to 60 per cent this year. Read more

Careers advice is a 'postcode lottery', warns Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust says the National Careers Service – which offers telephone and web-based advice to schools – should also provide students with face-to-face advice from specialist careers advisers. The call comes as a new report for the trust shows that where schools provide guidance of a high quality, there are improvements to GCSE results, attendance and access to leading universities. Read more

The BFI Film Academy Animation Camp in Bristol

Calling the Shots are excited to offer a week-long residential animation course for young people aged between 16 and 19 from across the UK, led by some of the industry’s finest animators. Read more