Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Liverpool established its ‘Local Cultural Education Partnership’ (LCEP) in March 2016, in response to the Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge.

The Arts Council launched the challenge in a bid to make sure that more children and young people can:

  • create, compose, and perform;
  • visit, experience and participate in extraordinary work;
  • know more, understand more, and review the experiences they’ve had.

The Cultural Education Challenge asks art and cultural organisations, educational institutions and local authorities to join up and think differently about how we all work together to give every child and young person these opportunities. You can learn more about local cultural education partnerships across the North West on the Curious Minds website.

Governance of the Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP)

Please visit the Liverpool Learning Partnership website to find out about LCEP governance, who is involved and access the most recently approved minutes of the steering group.

Latest offers

Royal College of Physicians

Sketch The Spine

Cost: FREE

The Royal College of Physicians’ new building – The Spine – is now open in Liverpool. The culmination of a…

The Royal College of Physicians' new building – The Spine – is now open in Liverpool. The culmination of a 5-year project, the building will be our base for providing events, activities and services to our members in the north, and is the first time we have had a significant presence outside London. To help celebrate the opening, we’ve launched our Sketch The Spine competition for children aged 4-12. If you know any children with creative skills, we would love to see their work! They can use pens, pencils, paints or anything they like to make their sketch! The deadline to enter is Monday 20 September. Please click on the links in the notes section (below right) to view the three competition posters - you can also access these, and all necessary resources, by clicking on the Booking/Resource URL button (above right). There are a number of prizes on offer including an iPad and drawing supplies. The winners drawings will be shown in The Spine's first exhibition.  At the exhibition event we hope to have speakers that will give child-friendly talks about medicine and architecture. This is an excellent opportunity for children to engage in a summer art project, learn more about the RCP and what we do and win some exciting prizes. All sketches should be sent to sketchthespine@rcp.ac.uk with the child's name, age and school.

Art & design

free Royal College of Physicians
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 1–2

Vintage Playroom CIC

Summer camp for children

Cost: £100 per week

There will be 4 weeks filled with creativity and performing arts! Children will explore: musical theatre, drama, storytelling, dress ups,…

There will be 4 weeks filled with creativity and performing arts! Children will explore: musical theatre, drama, storytelling, dress ups, pirate school, crafts, origami, games and free play. Children will learn new songs and moves from most loved musicals, the old and new ones: Oliver!, Mary Poppins, Annie, Wizard of Oz, Annie get your gun, Grease and Hairspray and more. Rosa and Laura, two graduates in musical theatre and drama from LIPA and Hope Uni will lead the classes. Here at the Vintage Playroom, we entertain the children the new, old-fashioned way.

Drama Music

100 per week 100 Vintage Playroom CIC Artsmark
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–5

ArtsGroupie

The Liver Bird Safari

Cost: £10 per student

An alternative way to discover the history of Liverpool… Liverpool is famous for the birds on the magnificent Liver Building,…

An alternative way to discover the history of Liverpool...

Liverpool is famous for the birds on the magnificent Liver Building, the first-ever skyscraper in the UK. But there are in fact over 100 Liver Birds in the City. Join us for a lively, fun 2-hour WALKING TOUR safari around the City Centre, starting at The Bluecoat, as we go Liver Bird-spotting and learn about the history of Liverpool along the way. Tour finishes near the Waterfront.

An ideal way to teach children and young people about local heritage, to appreciate the architecture and the historical landmarks we walk past without knowing. It encourages children to engage with local history and develop an appreciation for the place they live. Out tours promote walking for health and well-being.

Citizenship Drama English Geography History

10 per student 10 ArtsGroupie Yes
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 5

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic Schools’ Concerts

Cost: £4.50 each for a child ticket

We are delighted to announce that tickets are on sale with our annual Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 Schools…

We are delighted to announce that tickets are on sale with our annual Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 Schools Concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Come and experience Liverpool’s world-class symphony orchestra live in our fun, educational and interactive concerts for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils. Discover the power of orchestral music through carefully chosen works designed to capture your pupils’ imagination and to inspire a love of music, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure! “Thank you for the whole experience. We look forward to the concert every year. It is expertly run from the initial booking, the staff training session, the scheme of work and the amazing concert at the end. It is a high-light of the year for both my class, myself and TA.”
Primary Teacher, 2020
Key Stage 2 & 3 Schools' Concerts: “Musical Tracks” In partnership with National Museums Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Melvin Tay and presenter/producer Alasdair Malloy present “Musical Tracks”, delivered in partnership with National Museums Liverpool. The programme will focus on Migration – exploring themes and content including Britain’s transatlantic slave trade, the migration of early humans, and the discovery of the New World. Concerts last 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Monday 14th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 10:30
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 10:30
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Thursday 17th March 2022 at 10:30* Key Stage 3 Concert
  • Thursday 17th March 2022 at 13:30*
  • Friday 18th March 2022 at 10:30
* with BSL interpreter
 
Key Stage 1 Schools' Concerts: “Seeing Sounds!” Zig-Zags! Swirls! Splats! Bring your musical paint to create a masterpiece with presenter/producer Claire Henry, conductor Alasdair Malloy and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!  Watch as an artwork inspired by the music is brought to life in front of your eyes. Concerts last 1 hour
  • Tuesdays 14th June 2022 13:15
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 10:15
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 13:15*
  • Thursday 16th June 2022 10:15
  • Thursday 16th June 2022 13:15
* with BSL interpreter For more information on the concerts, and how to book online, please visit www.liverpoolphil.com/take-part/schools-concerts/ If you have any queries please contact us at schoolsconcerts@liverpoolphil.com

Citizenship Geography History Music

4.50 each for a child ticket 10 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–3

dot-art

Teachers Corner online exhibition

Cost: FREE

Teachers’ Corner 2021 is open for submissions! This year we are providing Teachers’ Corner an online space for teachers to exhibit their artwork…

Teachers’ Corner 2021 is open for submissions!

This year we are providing Teachers’ Corner an online space for teachers to exhibit their artwork on our new Art Bytes website. We hope Teachers’ Corner will be a great opportunity to share your artwork with pupils, helping them to understand how everyone can integrate creativity into their lives. To enter Teachers’ Corner simply complete the online submission form and upload up to 3 images of your artwork by 2nd August. (Max 2MB per image file). Artwork must be suitable for family audiences, otherwise any theme or medium is welcome. The exhibition will open on 6th September 2021.

Art & design

free dot-art Artsmark
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Altru Drama

‘I Believe’ Creative Writing Project –…

Cost: FREE

Altru Drama presents a creative writing project to support your class take part in a virtual session led by our…

Altru Drama presents a creative writing project to support your class take part in a virtual session led by our drama practitioners through an interactive film. The aim of the session is to get young people excited about writing and not to be daunted by a blank piece of paper. The session includes various activities which encourage children to write creatively, using persuasive and commanding language to make their feelings heard on a subject that is important to them. Their pieces of work can be silly, serious, passionate or funny. The film is a resource for teachers and their children aged 7-11. We think the activities can be attempted by all children in Key Stage 2, but would expect varying results in terms of length and quality of writing across the key stage. The session lasts around 45-60 minutes and is adaptable to your school timetable with all instructions and resources given in the film and corresponding teacher pack. To access the film and resources, click on the 'Booking/Resource URL' button (top right) which will take you to YouTube. Scroll down and click on SHOW MORE at the bottom of the page to access the downloadable additional resources.    

Drama English

free Altru Drama
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

FACT

Technology + Art Sessions: FACT Liverpool

Cost: FREE

FACT is the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and…

FACT is the UK's leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and explores digital culture. We believe in enriching lives and shaping the future through film, art and creative technology. Our young people's learning programme focuses on understanding how knowledge is created and shared by using technology and new online platforms. We will be working with three artists during 2021/2022 B.O.S.S. (Turner prize nominee, Biennial 2021), Ebun Sodipo (filmmaker) and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (designer, video game creator). Our mission is to support our region's schools by giving the students the access to high quality art and unique ways of using technology. To do so, we adapt to your school's needs - do you need one, two or even five online sessions for your students? Do you need us to bring our laptops and turn the classroom into a workshop? Are you looking for the perfect day out that includes workshops, tours and talks?  We've got you covered. Drop an email to learning@fact.co.uk to book a date and receive more information about the themes we are exploring with our sessions. Looking forward to meeting you all! Carlos Marfil - Learning Facilitator Picture: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Unarchived Adventures

Art & design Citizenship English History Music SMSC Science

free FACT Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5

Art in Liverpool C.I.C.

So you can’t spell? So what.…

Cost: FREE

Guidance and activity pack for all levels, to be adapted by teachers or in conversation with Art in Liverpool C.I.C.…

Guidance and activity pack for all levels, to be adapted by teachers or in conversation with Art in Liverpool C.I.C. to help identify and support students with reading difficulties, particularly as a result of Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD or Autism. The pack in itself is a printable doodle pad, with activities and tasks for a range of learner levels, including guidance for teachers at the end of the document.

Art & design English

free Art in Liverpool C.I.C. Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5