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Past Events

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

We were delighted to hold the first Cultural Inclusion Conference on the 18th of October 2018 at The Lyric Hammersmith.

This inaugural conference responded 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 entitlement for all young people with disabilities.

With a choice of twelve practical workshops, provocative key notes and opportunities to work together on solutions, this was 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.

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

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.