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Here is a list of the current continuing professional development courses. Please click on a course to see the full details.

A New Direction's second event in the Big Change series explores audience engagement, and the power of using clear messaging and ambitious content. 

Date: 22 January 2020, 15:00 – 18:30
Location: Museum of London (Terrace Gallery), 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
Cost: Free


Free Arts Award CPD for teachers and cultural education practitioners at the Garden Museum, in partnership with A New Direction.

Date: 4 February 2020, 16:30 – 19:00
Location: Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB
Cost: Free



Get to grips with the free design software Canva to make attractive marketing materials for your charity.


Come and join artist Esther Adesigbin for a twilight sculpture making workshop at the October Gallery.

Date: February 17 2020, 4:30 – 6:30pm 
Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Cost: £16.22


Based in a nursery and delivered by an early years advanced practitioner, this interactive and practical workshop will provide a grassroots perspective on how to become an enabling practitioner. 

Tuesday 25th February 2020 16:00 - 19:30

York Rise Nursery NW5 1SB

Cost: £25 


Approaches to Multi - Sensory Teaching and Learning with October Gallery Education - EYFS and Key Stage 1 

Monday 16th March 2020 - 10:00-13:00

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

Price: £13.09

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Led by specialist drama facilitator and storyteller Dani Bradstreet and October Gallery’s Georgie Fay, this session will introduce you to multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Date: March 16 2020, 10:00 – 1:00pm 

Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

Cost: £13.09

The session provides teachers with the opportunity to explore Hampton Court Palace and look at the diverse art forms on display, consider how to use these to enrich the KS1 and KS2 Curriculum back in the classroom, and explore effective ways to gather evidence to achieve an Arts Award.

FREE. Thursday 19 March 2020. 2-5:30PM