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A New Direction's Bridge role has been developing and changing in the months since the Arts Council announced funding for the new network in April 2011. Tuesday saw another milestone for us with the publication of Darren Henley's review of Cultural Education which champions the importance of local brokerage and the role of the Bridge in ensuring all young people get a meaningful cultural education.
Here is a review from a young journalist from YH World.
Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, A New Direction is working with two Stratford primary schools – Colegrave and Maryland – on a new heritage project focussing on the changes to the local area within living memory.
As A New Direction prepares to become the London's leading 'Bridge' organisation for arts, culture, young people and education in April 2012, we want to hear your views on how young people can unlock London's cultural opportunities.
'These are undoubtedly challenging and worrying times. The banking crisis, the recession, the riots of last summer, the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, cuts in public spending, and the rapid growth in youth unemployment.'
Over a million young people are currently un-employed across the country. It is all of our responsibilities to address this, and find ways of giving young people opportunities to experience the world of work, and eventually find jobs.
A New Direction and Creative & Cultural Skills today (Thursday 17 November 2011) launch Creativity, Money, Love, a powerful collection of responses to the question: 'What does the education and skills system need to look like in order for people to lead fulfilled creative lives, and in order for the creative and cultural industries in the UK to thrive?'