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

Collective Encounters

Speak Up! Online creative course

Cost: FREE

A four-week online creative course for 14-18 year olds, using spoken word and performing arts, leading to a Bronze Arts…

A four-week online creative course for 14-18 year olds, using spoken word and performing arts, leading to a Bronze Arts Award
Speak Up! is a four-week online course using spoken word and performance to help you find your voice, creatively express what matters to you, and gain a Bronze Arts Award in the process! Online sessions will happen twice a week, led by writer, performer and youth theatre director Ben Mellor, with special guest artist Keisha Thompson. Workshops will include creative writing and performing, watching and reviewing an online performance, researching an artist that inspires you and sharing your creative skills with each other. The course is open to anyone aged 14 – 18, is completely free, and will give UK residents the chance to achieve a nationally-accredited Bronze Arts Award qualification. Non-UK residents are welcome to join the course, and will receive a Collective Encounters certificate of completion. Course Dates Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm: 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th June & 1st July. By registering online for the first session, you will secure you place on the four-week course. Deadline for registrations: Monday 8 June, 5pm Speak Up! forms part of Collective Encounters' youth outreach programme and is funded by BBC Children in Need. Sessions will be delivered online using Zoom. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to everyone who signs up.

Drama

free Collective Encounters Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Jewellery Making (Oven Bake Clay)

Cost: FREE

Inspired by one of the spring paintings from our collection, watch our YouTube video and make some spring jewellery out of…

Inspired by one of the spring paintings from our collection, watch our YouTube video and make some spring jewellery out of clay that you bake in the oven. This video is just for ideas, you can make the daffodil shapes without needing the jewellery backings and you can then use the models to decorate a vase or a photo frame for example! Don't forget to show us your creations on social media #VGMatHome.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

VG&M Jigsaws

Cost: FREE

If you can’t access the activity trolley in the Tate Hall museum – we will bring some of the activities…

If you can't access the activity trolley in the Tate Hall museum - we will bring some of the activities to you! We have a few VG&M inspired jigsaws for you to try and there are different difficulty levels for you to try: Level - Very Easy (4 - 12 pieces) General Images Level - Easy (20 - 30 pieces) Patterns  Architecture Exterior VG&M

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 4

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Ancient Egyptian Bead Necklace

Cost: FREE

Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian glass beads from the Garstang Museum, make your own beads and necklace using oven-bake clay…

Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian glass beads from the Garstang Museum, make your own beads and necklace using oven-bake clay and string. Watch our YouTube video for inspiration and ideas and then tag your creation using#VGMatHome. You can find out more about Ancient Egyptian bead production for more inspiration on the Garstang Museum Blog.

Art & design History

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5