Archived Professional Development

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 16:30 - 18:30

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

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 10:00 - 12:00

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

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 16:30 - 19:00

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


Wed, 22/01/2020 - 15:00 - 18:30

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

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 09:30 - 16:30

A New Direction and Complicite present a day long INSET which will give you a chance to practically explore Complicite’s approaches to devising theatre and reflect on how to embed these in your own teaching practice.

Date: 14 January 2020, 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Graeae Theatre Company, Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY
Cost: Free

Thu, 09/01/2020 - 17:30 - 19:00

In this evening session from Sound Connections and music educator Linda Bance, share experiences of using musical instruments both untuned and tuned with babies and children in their early years.

Date: 9 January 2020, 5:30-7pm
Location: Copenhagen Primary School, N10WF
Cost: £25

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:00 - 18:00

Programmed by Sound Connections, this series of workshops will explore the role that music plays for young people in the contemporary British city and rapidly unfolding digital age.

Date: Thursday 12 December, 3-6pm
Location: The ARC Centre, N1 7DF
Cost: Free

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 13:30 - 17:30

Discover how to give young people a say and empower them to take a lead in your programmes and activities.

Date: Thursday 5 December, 1:30- 5:30 pm
Location: Bechstein Room, Wigmore Hall, W1U 2BP
Cost: £20-£55

Fri, 29/11/2019 - 17:00


The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate (Level 7) programme, developed to support and recognise the skills of musicians working in music education.

Applications to The Teaching Musician 2020 starting Feb 2020 are now open via UCAS Conservatoires.

Deadline for applications is Friday 29th November 2019.

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 16:30 - 18:30

Join A New Direction at the BFI Stephen Street to celebrate Artsmark in London and to connect with a wealth of Artsmark Partners.

Date: 28 November 2019, 16:30 – 18:30 GMT
Location: BFI Stephen Street, 21 Stephen Street, W1T 1LN
Cost: Free

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 10:00 - 13:00

This workshop will provide the basics for if you are starting to think about how to raise funds for your project or organisation.

Date: 28 November 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Terrace Room | 83 Margaret Street, W1W 8TB
Cost: Varied, see below

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 10:00 - 13:00

The Crafts Council are asking teachers to join their growing movement to ensure hands-on making is an essential part of every child's education.

Date: 21 November 2019, 10:00 – 13:00 

Location: Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3 9PX

Cost: Free

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:30 - 19:30

The interactive workshop will include ideas for movement from Early Years practice, and examples of pedagogy and some Dalcroze principles.

Date: 20 November 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Copenhagen Primary School, N1 0WF
Cost: £25

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 10:15 - 12:00

Join Accounting for Charities and Lewisham Local for help with getting to grips with basic charity finance.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019, 10.15am-12pm
Location:Unit B, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6AY
Cost: Free

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 10:00 - 16:00

If you are running music projects/programmes with children and young people and want to better understand the impact of your work, this workshop aims to help understand the basics of impact evaluation.

Date: 14 November 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: London Bridge Hive, SE1 3SZ
Cost: Varied, see below

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:30 - 19:00

Join A New Direction at the Battersea Arts Centre for an evening exploring SEND pupil voice in the arts with teachers and artists. 

Date And Time: 13 November 2019, 4.30-7pm
Location: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW115TN
Cost: Free

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 10:00 - 12:00

Does your cause want to build your presence and brand on Instagram? Join Kam-Mei Chak, a freelance Social Media Consultant & Trainer to find out how.

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 10am – 12pm
Location: Unit B, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, SE13 6A
Cost: Free
Wed, 06/11/2019 - 15:00 - 18:30

Our first event in the Big Change Series 2019/20 will focus on continued professional development opportunities in digital skills education - an area which can provide young people with clear progression routes and relevant skills for a future-proof careers in London.
Date: 6 November 2019, 15:00 – 18:30
Location: Museum of London (Terrace Gallery), 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
Cost: Free

Mon, 04/11/2019 - 10:00 - 13:00

Led by specialist drama facilitator and story teller Dani Bradstreet, October Gallery Education presents an Early Years Training for artists, facilitators and anyone currently working with or wanting to work with children aged 0 - 7.

Date and Time: November 4, 2019, 10am-1pm
Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Cost: £13.09


Mon, 28/10/2019 (All day) - Thu, 06/02/2020 (All day)

deK are offering young and growing London businesses the chance to access free expert advice, practical support and funding to help them move to the next stage of growth and sustainability.