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.

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Collective Encounters

Speak Up! Online creative course

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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.

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

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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.

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