Arts and Resilience: Practice Sharing Event

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 13:45 - 17:00

SAVE THE DATE for our event at Goldsmiths College

Room 314, Professor Stuart Hall Building*

Goldsmiths College

Wednesday 25th October 2017 1.45 - 5pm

You are warmly invited to our Arts and Resilience Community of Practice Sharing Event. Invited guests will share arts and resilience projects with children and young people, and we will disseminate the Arts and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP) Toolkit.

 Practice Sharing Event

You will be able to: 

  • Hear more about arts and resilience projects
  • Find out about the Arts and Resilience Toolkit
  • Find out the part Arts Award could play in building resilience
  • Contribute to the conversation
  • Network over a hot drink

This is a free event

This toolkit captures work developed through the CoP over 2015/16 and was supported by HeadStart Lewisham. HeadStart Lewisham was an initiative, funded by the Big Lottery, to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of 10 to 16 year-olds in the borough. The CoP looked at how arts practice can (and already does) promote resilience in young people. This toolkit aims to be an evolving document and resource available on the LEAN website for those who want to strengthen resilience in the young people they work with.

 Practice Sharing Event



Introduction to the day and the  Arts and Resilience Toolkit, Elizabeth Murton, LEAN


Overview of arts and wellbeing practice in London, Helen Shearn, Arts and Wellbeing Producer and Consultant


Can Arts Award Contribute to building resilience in arts Practice?  Philippa Beagley, Education Consultant at PB Education Services


Lewisham Youth Theatre - Story Telling Resilience Project, Helen Stanley, Artistic Director


Break with refreshments

ToolKit sharing activity: What’s special about the arts?


Write.Speak.Feel - Using Spoken Word to Build Resilience with looked after children, Nicky Crabb, Senior Producer and Tobi Kyeremateng, Producer Apples and Snakes


Dance Ahead and Positive Learning Environments, Veronica Jobbins, Head of Learning and Participation (Dance),  TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC AND DANCE




Conclusions and Close 


Guests are welcome to stay and continue conversations  for half an hour


Who is the event for? Youth, arts, health organisations working with young people, arts and non arts organisations across London, freelance practitioners, academics , students and anyone else who is interested.

With thanks to our partners Goldsmiths Careers Service, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

*To find Room 314, Professor Stuart Hall Building, it maybe easier to take the lift which is to the right of the cafe. The building is located at the back of the College at the back of the field.


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