Upcoming Events

Inaugural Cultural Inclusion Conference - 18th October 2018 - Lyric Hammersmith

Tickets available on Eventbrite here.

We are delighted to announce the first Cultural Inclusion Conference on the 18th of October 2018 hosted at The Lyric Hammersmith.

Over 60 organisations and politicians have joined disabled people, teachers, artists and parents to sign the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto.

This inaugral conference responds to a commitment in the Manifesto for schools, arts and heritage organisations, disabled people and experts in access to work together to ensure cultural inclusion is seen as an entitment for all young people with disabilities.

With a choice of six practical workshops, provocative key notes and opportunties to work together on solutions, this is a chance to both learn from others and to be at the front of developing a National Cultural Inclusion Strategy. The outputs will feed into Department for Education, The Durham Commission and the Arts Council and will form the basis of a report to be launched at House of Commons in January 2019.

This Conference will be a space where we celebrate the great things that are already happening around disabled young people’s access to arts and culture. As producers and consumers of the arts. As visitors to heritage and cultural venues. As employees and entrepreneurs in a thriving and diverse cultural industry. As the leaders in the stories at the centre of drama, dance, image and performance.

The conference is supported by NASEN, Lyric Hammersmith, GEM Heritage and EveryChildShould.

Ticket prices cover direct costs. Organisers are giving their time with no cost. We ask that those organisations that can afford to pay full price do. We have a limited number of free and discounted tickets and some funding to support access.

Tickets available on Eventbrite here.


Past Events

Cultural Inclusion - Learning from the West London Inclusive Arts Festival  and Launch of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto - 16th May 2018

The West London Inclusive Arts Festival was a collbaoration between 4 London Special Schools, The Lyric Hammersmith and the Wallace Collection. This free CPD session explored this partnership and provided an opportunity to experience and understand the principles of multi - sensory teaching/pedagogy to access arts and culture.

Hosted as part of Westminster Special Schools' Residency at the Lyric Hammersmith this session was led by A New Direction Advocate, teacher and artist Paul Morrow. Paul is the author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto which was launched at an event after the CPD session. Read Paul's blog from these events here.

The events and Cultural Manifesto were supported by Every Child Should. The West London Inclusive Arts Festival was supported by John Lyon's Charity.