Bath: Child Friendly City? Next Steps

Last year the Cultural Forum hosted an event at the egg theatre to debate this topic and engaged a wide cross section of the area’s cultural, creative and educational organisations.  As well as examples of excellent local projects, the meeting also heard about the inspirational work of Grainne Powell, Chief Executive of Newry’s Sticky Fingers, an award winning children’s arts organization with a pioneering approach to children’s arts.

We want to capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm that event generated with a ‘what next?’ meeting.  What steps can we take to make Bath a more child friendly city?  How can young people play a greater part in the area’s cultural and creative life?  What can we do to improve their opportunities?  How do the formal and informal arts sectors work together more effectively? How do we include the needs and views of children and young people in our planning and programming?

If you have a personal or professional interest in nurturing and promoting young people’s creativity, please come and join this informal but practical conversation about what we might do next.

The debate will be stimulated by Penny Hay, Director of 5x5x5=creativity and Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University, Kate Cross, Director of the egg theatre and Marian McNeir, co-Chair of the Cultural Forum.

Attendance is free but please register your interest here.

11.00 – 12.30 Thursday 13 February

The Lodge at The Holburne Museum, Great Pultney Street, Bath.

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