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Why the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto?

See Paul Morrow’s slides and notes from his presentation to the New Voices Conference, with HM Chief Inspector of Education in the audience. The presentation outlines the need for The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto, how it came about, what has been ...

Why the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto?

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Cultural Inclusion Progress Update

It has been very busy here at the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Anita, Rachael and Matt in pushing the conversation further and ensuring that inclusion is very much part of the agenda. We are ...

Cultural Inclusion Progress Update

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No access, no public funding?

Five years after first highlighting discriminatory attitudes in ArtsProfessional, the Government’s Disability Champion for Arts and Culture Andrew Miller reflects on progress towards inclusion. See more ...

No access, no public funding?

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The Inclusive Access Plan

Rationale The Cultural Inclusion manifesto not only seeks to be a space where best inclusive practice can be shared across a number of fields, it also seeks to be a platform for activism for positive change with a focus on ...

The Inclusive Access Plan

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Prom 24: Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

The BBC Philharmonic performs Russian classics by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in a more relaxed environment – suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and ...

Prom 24: Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

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Cultural Inclusion House of Commons Event

Sharon Hodgson MP hosted the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto reception at the House of Commons on the 22nd January 2019. The event was a celebration of the growing commitment to the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and for arts and culture being open ...

Cultural Inclusion House of Commons Event

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Cultural Inclusion Manifesto House of Commons Event

Cultural Inclusion Manifesto Equal access to the arts for children and young people with disabilities A briefing to support press, speakers and policy teams (click here to download this page as a pdf) Sharon Hodgson MP hosts the Cultural Inclusion ...

Cultural Inclusion Manifesto House of Commons Event

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Snowman and Paddington Performance

Everyone is welcome at the Royal Albert Hall’s Relaxed Performance of The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear™, this Christmas. Enjoy a double-bill of classic stories, with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a relaxed setting. See more Delight ...

Snowman and Paddington Performance

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Village School - barriers to access

The Village School session at the Cultural Inclusion Conference asked 'How do we make things that are not happening happen?' They explored the barriers for disabled people accessing culture and arts, these are some of their responses: ...

Village School – barriers to access

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nasen Connect on Cultural Inclusion

Have a look at this article on the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto in nasen Connect. The magazine from the National Association of Special Educational Needs is published every two months and is sent to it’s Silver and Gold members who are ...

nasen Connect on Cultural Inclusion

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Cultural Inclusion Conference - 18th October 2018

We were delighted to hold the inaugural Cultural Inclusion Conference on 18 October. Over 100 delegates from across education, arts and cultural organisations and disability bodies came together to explore access to arts and culture for people with young people ...

Cultural Inclusion Conference – 18th October 2018

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NASEN offer for cultural organisations

At the cultural inclusion conference at the Hammersmith Lyric last week, I promised to send you some information about how you can engage with nasen moving forwards.  Our offer around cultural inclusion continues to evolve, but there are two ways ...

NASEN offer for cultural organisations

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State of Museum Access 2018

VocalEyes, in collaboration with Stagetext and Autism in Museums are delighted to publish the State of Museum Access 2018 and launch the Museum Access Pledge. See more ...

State of Museum Access 2018

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Support for the arts in schools

Labour and Prince Charles vow to support creativity in schools, the Guardian reports. Artists and politicians at Royal Albert Hall event voice concerns over slide of arts in school. See more ...

Support for the arts in schools

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Link: Rhythmix ending talking about SEN/D

Rhythmix are joining others in moving away from using the term SEN/D – they are going to END talking about SEN/D! See more to find out why ...

Link: Rhythmix ending talking about SEN/D

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Link: The Unusual Suspects

Colouring books for all ages and abilities by Dan White. See more ...

Link: The Unusual Suspects

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Link: RA Summer Exhibition

Author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and Lead Practitioner of the Creative Arts at Westminster Special Schools, Paul Morrow, leads a curated 30-minute tour of five works from this year’s Summer Exhibition. 2nd August 2018. See more ...

Link: RA Summer Exhibition

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Blog: Cultural Inclusion Response to the Draft Culture Strategy for London

The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto is a recently launched initiative which aims to ensure that the cultural offer in London is both inclusive and sustainable. We are passionate about the rights of disabled children and young people to access a broad ...

Blog: Cultural Inclusion Response to the Draft Culture Strategy for London

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Link: A Long Letter to Joey

There is much debate about curriculum content at the moment. A significant and feisty debate on the cultural canon for our schools. This great piece from Stephen Unwin shows why it is so important that the art and culture we ...

Link: A Long Letter to Joey

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Link: Is Silence Golden?

Blog by Martin Boniface. Last month, my son, Harry was excited to go to the theatre. Harry has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and no speech, Harry loves animals and when his Dimensions support worker took him to see Into the Woods, a ...

Link: Is Silence Golden?

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News: London launch for Cultural Inclusion Manifesto

School Travel Organiser report The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith recently hosted the official launch of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto, a statement of intent to address children’s needs for better access to cultural and arts opportunities. See more ...

News: London launch for Cultural Inclusion Manifesto

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Blog: A manifesto to ensure cultural inclusion for all

AND Advocate Paul Morrow introduces the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto – a guiding set of principles to help achieve real inclusion. See more ...

Blog: A manifesto to ensure cultural inclusion for all

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Link: Ballet classes for an ‘inclusive society’

Meet the Flamingo Chicks, the ballet that encourage inclusivity and where youngsters of all abilities can enjoy themselves. BBC: see more ...

Link: Ballet classes for an ‘inclusive society’

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Link: Wellbeing through arts and culture

The Arts Council believe that making and experiencing arts and culture can transform quality of life for individuals and communities. Take a look at the projects and information below to find out more, and help them to spread the word ...

Link: Wellbeing through arts and culture

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Cultural Inclusion Newsletter - 11th May 2018

See the first Cultural Inclusion Newsletter here ...

Cultural Inclusion Newsletter – 11th May 2018

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News: Cultural Inclusion in Schools Week today

Great to have coverage in Schools Week for Cultural Inclusion. See more and go to page 19 ...

News: Cultural Inclusion in Schools Week today

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Event: West London Arts Festival

A partnership between four Special Needs Schools and two London cultural institutions; The Wallace Collection and The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith See more ...

Event: West London Arts Festival

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Link: The Arts, Health & Wellbeing

A briefing paper from the Cultural Learning Alliance on why the arts make us happier and healthier. See more. ...

Link: The Arts, Health & Wellbeing

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News: School Travel Organiser promotes the manifesto

Thanks to School Travel Organiser for promoting the Cultural Inclusion manifesto in their April 2018 edition of their magazine for secondary schools. See more (go to page 6) ...

News: School Travel Organiser promotes the manifesto

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Example: Licence to Learn

An impressive example of what can be achieved in providing a rich cultural experience for pupils through partnerships with external groups and providers. See more ...

Example: Licence to Learn

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Example: Accessibility & the Arts

Accessibility & the Arts: Shining a light on initiatives across the country This blog from Arts Award highlights that Arts should be accessible to everyone. It shows how many arts and cultural organisations across the country are working hard to ...

Example: Accessibility & the Arts

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Link: Arts should be available on prescription

Dr Daisy Fancourt argues that doctors should be able to prescribe arts to patients they think would benefit. See more. ...

Link: Arts should be available on prescription

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Link: Disabled music fans face ticketing barriers

Hundreds of deaf and disabled music fans still experience problems purchasing tickets to live concerts and festivals, a new report has found. See more here ...

Link: Disabled music fans face ticketing barriers

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Link: Autism in Museums

Autism in Museums is a new initiative to raise awareness of accessibility for all in museums and sharing autism in museums best practice and events. See more. ...

Link: Autism in Museums

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Link: Have your say - Draft Culture Strategy for London

The Mayor has made culture and the creative industries one of his top priorities. He has set out his policies and commitments for culture and invites all Londoners to support him in the development and delivery of his ambitions for ...

Link: Have your say – Draft Culture Strategy for London

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Example: Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is thought to be the first professional orchestra in the world to form an ensemble of disabled musicians…. See more here ...

Example: Dorset orchestra forms ‘first ensemble of disabled musicians’

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Blog: Inside Parliament: An evening with the APPG for Art, Craft & Design in Education

Have you ever wondered what goes on in an All Party Parliamentary Group? Should you be attending them and, if so, what can you expect? What will you get out of it? Read on to find out the answers to ...

Blog: Inside Parliament: An evening with the APPG for Art, Craft & Design in Education

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