Welcome to Culturepool, a resource for teachers and education professionals working with young people. Culturepool aims to help you connect young people to local art and culture across the Liverpool City Region.

In response to the current need to isolate at home, our latest offers focus on digital and virtual resources – we hope you find something you like!

About Culturepool

Latest offers

Writing on the Wall

Life of Grime

Cost: FREE

Life of Grime is now open for free digital sessions to young people under 18 years of age. Fancy yourself…

Life of Grime is now open for free digital sessions to young people under 18 years of age. Fancy yourself as the next Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, MsDYNAMITE, Stormzy, Dave or LowKey? Join the Life of Grime, Writing on the Wall’s exciting grime, rap and spoken word project for young people in Liverpool. Participants will work with multi-award winning rapper, writer and producer Blue Saint to write and perform your work to an audience at a high profile event in Liverpool later this year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve unfortunately had to postpone face-to-face delivery, but all is not lost, we are here for you to deliver Life of Grime sessions live on Google Hangouts. Sessions will run on Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-5pm To sign up for the free sessions please email info@writingonthewall.org.uk with the subject heading of “Life of Grime Digital Sessions” and include;
  • name of young person
  • name of parent/guardian
  • phone
  • email
  • age of young person
  • postcode
You will then receive instructions and guidelines for joining the sessions – we look forward to seeing you in the session. About the artist: Blue Saint is a Congolese and British, Liverpool-based rapper, singer-songwriter, designer, poet, spoken word artist and producer that blends hip–hop, RnB and electronic music. Winner of the SLAMbassadors Award at fourteen, a MOBO nominee at the age of fifteen and winner of Merseyrail Soundstation 2014; a prize celebrating breaking new talent in the Liverpool music scene. He's performed with Ed Sheeran, Plan B, Wretch 32, Akala, and Saul Williams. Writing on the Wall is a writing and literature organisation based in Liverpool hosting Liverpool’s longest running and nationally acclaimed literature festival – WoWFEST. WoW promotes and supports equality, diversity and inclusion. Our exciting writing development programme nurtures new and aspiring novelists, poets and spoken word artists. Our Liverpool Young Writers programme has seen participants go onto become award-winning artists working nationally and internationally. Life of Grime is funded by LCVS and supported by Toxteth FireFit Hub.

English Music

free Writing on the Wall
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Reading, Writing, Illustration Activities

Cost: FREE

This collection brings together creative book-based activities that families can use at home. It includes online story times, creative writing…

This collection brings together creative book-based activities that families can use at home. It includes online story times, creative writing opportunities and 'draw-a-longs' from illustrators.

Art & design English

free Liverpool Learning Partnership Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Cogs Education

Arts, Resilience & Mental Health Project

Cost: £150 per session

Arts, Resilience and Mental Health (ARM) is an interactive, creative project working with some of the most vulnerable young people…

Arts, Resilience and Mental Health (ARM) is an interactive, creative project working with some of the most vulnerable young people in Merseyside. It aims to increase their self-awareness, resilience and transferable skills. By helping young people develop these skills we will try to change attitudes and broaden horizons. The six-week programme will explore the connection between mental and physical health, including the importance of:
  • good sleep patterns
  • outdoor activities
  • healthy eating
  • the effects of social media and internet usage on mental health
Our programmes can engage up to 15 young people at a time (identified by the school/agency as a group in need, e.g. disengaged/struggling with concentration levels). Once referrals have been made we will meet with the school/agency to discuss the needs of the individuals within the group. These meetings will also identify the necessary safeguarding processes to deal with any disclosures that may occur during the delivery of the programme.

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) PSHE

150 per session 200 Cogs Education
Visit into school
Key Stages 2–5

Liverpool Cathedral

Schools can create their own Peace…

Cost: FREE

Liverpool Cathedral is inviting primary schools around the Liverpool area to take part in a new, exciting art project in…

Liverpool Cathedral is inviting primary schools around the Liverpool area to take part in a new, exciting art project in collaboration with artist Peter Walker. Peace Doves is a mass-participation installation project inviting messages of hope, peace and love from across our area, culminating in the creation of an art installation that will hang temporarily inside Liverpool Cathedral from VE Day, Friday 8 May until 31 May 2020. In the lead up to the installation, from 14 February until 19 April, anyone visiting the Cathedral can write a message of peace, hope or love on a paper dove which will join thousands of others to form part of the Peace Doves installation in the Cathedral. How schools can get involved Primary schools across the area will be sent a pack of 40 paper doves to create a display of Peace Doves in their setting. Students can use their creativity and decorate their Peace Doves any way they’d like with a message or drawing about peace, hope and love. Schools are encouraged to get their display of Peace Doves ready for Friday 8 May, then photograph and share it on social media, using #LiverpoolDoves to join the celebration. Schools wishing to be represented in our large-scale Peace Dove installation, need to return ONE paper dove to us by Friday 17 April. This dove must be decorated following the artist’s instructions below:
  • Write or draw a message using black ink – biro works best;
  • Only write or draw on one side of the paper dove;
  • Only write on the head, body and tail, leaving the wings blank.
Please send completed doves flat, in a certificate envelope with the school’s letterhead or compliment slip, to: Peace Doves C/O Emma Williams Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount Liverpool L1 7AZ We can’t wait to see what schools will produce. Anyone who wants to be part of our installation in the Cathedral, please come and see us. We'd love as many people as possible to take part. You can read more about the installation on our website: http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk If you’d like more information about how Liverpool Cathedral can help with schools’ religious education curriculum or arranging a school visit, please contact our Education Team.

Art & design Citizenship

free Liverpool Cathedral
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 1–3