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Royal Opera House Bridge / Events / Fri 12 Jun 2015

Ahead for Culture: Championing Cultural Learning

Ahead for Culture: Championing Cultural Learning

Ahead for Culture: Championing Cultural Learning in Changing Times
How can leaders at all levels, in all settings, make access to high quality arts and culture a genuine entitlement for all children and young people?
Friday 12th June 2015, Royal Opera House, London.

The third annual Royal Opera House Bridge conference will take place on Friday June 12th at Royal Opera House, London. Following hot on the heels of the General Election the theme for this year’s event is Leadership.
“The direction that we take with arts and culture in education is a very timely debate and an issue we all have a stake in helping to get right.”
Professor Jonothan Neelands
News Presenter and Journalist, Kirsty Wark will chair a debate with Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor of London for Education and Culture, Professor Jonothan Neelands, Associate Dean Creativity, Warwick Business School, and Sir Nick Williams, former Headteacher and education advisor.
The conversation will explore the challenges facing arts and culture during a time of rapid changes in budgets, government and technology – and what schools, cultural organisations and policy makers can do in response.
Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE will share from her wealth of leadership experience on why access to art is so important for young people and what is at stake if we get it wrong.
Leadership in all of its forms will be challenged and dissected in a series of provocations including, amongst others: Nii Sackey, Founder of Bigga Fish and Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College, contemporary historian and political author.
“The Royal Opera House is thrilled to bring together so many prominent leaders in arts and cultural learning and to inspire a whole new generation of leaders.” Alex Beard CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Opera House
Alongside thought provoking speakers, the day will provide plenty of opportunities for interaction and debate through a carefully curated series of workshops and activities. Workshops feature leaders from schools, NPOs and cultural organisations across the region. They will provide an opportunity to celebrate achievements, share learning and foster new collaborations.

Who should attend?
Everyone with an interest in the future of arts and cultural learning for children and young people will have something to give or gain from attending the day.
Teachers and school management can hear from prominent educationalists and emerging leaders, make new connections with arts organisations and learn practical ways to implement plans.
Arts and cultural organisations can explore new models, access the latest research, connect with school leaders and learn from innovative examples.
Ahead for Culture is a unique opportunity to be challenged and inspired by the present and to connect with a community of passionate experts and potential leaders for the future.

How to Book
Early Bird tickets are available at £60. Last Minute Tickets will be £70.
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