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September 2018

Visitor Engagement Strategies and Skills Courses: Level 3

24 September @ 10:00 - 25 September @ 17:00
Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot Merseyside L34 4AN + Google Map
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This explores the presentation formats and skills to interact with larger audiences in creative enjoyable and exciting ways. This increases access to messaging, information and products; extending dwell time, enhancing experiences and marketing your site at outside promotional events. These techniques will allow the staff to gather, excite and engage larger groups of guests with memorable talks, tours and events.

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October 2018

GEM North East & Learning Arc – Project based learning

2 October @ 13:00 - 16:15
Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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Free – £16.35

Join archives and museum educators from across the north east to share with you innovative project based learning using cutting edge university research and archive material.

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November 2018

GEM North East & NEEMPG – Heritage education in the North East

7 November @ 15:00 - 17:00
Newcastle Castle, Castle Garth
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ United Kingdom
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Free – £11.05

Heritage educators are renowned for working with diverse audiences in a range of settings. Join experienced heritage educators from across the North East who will share with you some of their career highlights, low lights and progression tips.

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Working with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

12 November @ 13:30 - 16:00
Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate
Sheffield, S1 2PP United Kingdom
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£10 – £20

In late 2017 we received a small GEM research grant to visit and work with the Migration Museum in London, to learn more about their work with asylum-seekers and refugees. The agenda will cover what we learned from the research trip; projects that we have undertaken since then (including both what has and hasn’t worked!); and an opportunity to think about how to begin engaging with asylum-seekers and refugees at your site.

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September 2018

Artswork Essentials: Prevent

25 September @ 10:00 - 16:15
Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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£90 – £150

This one-day course offers essential enhanced safeguarding training for anyone working in the arts and cultural sectors with children and young people.

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October 2018

Teaching Local History – a training day for Primary teachers

2 October @ 10:00 - 15:00
St Albans Museum & Gallery, Market Place, St Peter's Street
St Albans, AL3 5DJ United Kingdom
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A morning at the newly opened museum and gallery followed by afternoon sessions at the Cathedral. Working with Educational Consultant Christine Lloyd-Staples together with the award winning learning teams from the museum and Cathedral. Participants will consider how to make the most of historical sites in your locality, how to differentiate history teaching successfully and effective assessment of history.

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GEM Intermediate Course: Participatory Work with Artists and Creative Practitioners in Heritage Settings

12 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Pier Head
Liverpool, L3 1DG United Kingdom
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£125 – £160

Want to increase your understanding and generate ideas in creative collaborations? Then this course is for you! This course provides the opportunity to explore the creative potential of your collection or historic site and prepare for delivering creative projects in partnership with artists and creative practitioners. We will explore challenges and examples of best practice to generate ideas and solutions, developing confidence in working with artists and plans for future projects.

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How to set up, survive and thrive as a freelancer in the cultural sector

15 October @ 09:30 - 16:30
NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints St
London, N1 9RL United Kingdom
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A one-day training course for those aspiring to be effective and successful freelancers and consultants. Join this practical and inspiring training workshop designed to kick-start and sustain a flourishing freelance or consultancy business. The day is jam-packed with proven approaches, ideas and tools to get started, market yourself, find work, win work, manage your finances, handle client relationships and look after your health and well-being. The course is run by Marge Ainsley and Christina Lister, experienced trainers and award-winning freelancers…

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Embedding Safeguarding Practice (Artswork Leadership Training)

16 October @ 10:00 - 16:15
mac, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors.

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Child Protection & Safeguarding in the arts and cultural sectors

17 October @ 10:00 - 16:15
Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter's Road
Peterborough, PE1 1YX United Kingdom
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Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.

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