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November 2020

GEM East Midlands Online Coffee Morning

25 November 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Free

Join us for GEM East Midland's first digital coffee morning! Meet the Area Reps and share learning and experiences from the last few months. GEM East Midlands invites learning, museum and teaching professionals in the East Midlands to its first virtual coffee morning on Wednesday 25th November, 10am - 11am. This coffee morning is for anyone working or volunteering in a heritage or school setting, who is interested in learning through museums and heritage. During the coffee morning you’ll meet…

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Safeguarding for Trustees – Wednesday 25th November 2020

25 November 2020 @ 13:30 - 16:00
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£40

About this Event This online course is ideal for those in governance roles such as trustees or those at executive level, who wish to build their confidence of safeguarding legislation, guidance and practice. It will develop your understanding of the important safeguarding role that you play within your organisation and assist you in providing guidance and support to those you work with, ensuring best practice. Completing this training can support your organisation with any future funding applications and ensure that…

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December 2020

Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Tuesday 8th December 2020

8 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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£45 – £75

Designed for individuals and organisations working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. About this Event 'Really well delivered course, the facilitator was very knowledgeable and gave great practical examples.' (Course participant, 2019) This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term…

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Embedding Safeguarding Practice- Monday 14th December 2020

14 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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£45 – £75

An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors This course is for those who wish to develop a strategic approach to safeguarding and are responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice. The course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will carry out an audit on your organisation and create an action plan that will support best practice around safeguarding in your organisation…

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January 2021

Artswork Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

18 January @ 10:00 - 25 January @ 12:30
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£45 – £75

Designed for individuals and organisations working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. About this Event 'Really well delivered course, the facilitator was very knowledgeable and gave great practical examples.' (Course participant, 2019) This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term…

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Extend Leadership Programme Spring 2021

19 January
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£200

Extend Leadership Programme applications have opened for the Jan-March 2021 course. Applications are invited from colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors (UK) and the arts sector (Scotland and Wales) interested in participating in the Extend Leadership Programme 2020–21. Now in its tenth year, Extend is informed by a commitment to empowering education and learning professionals so that they are able to influence the sector’s development and help to ensure that learning is embedded…

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Support Positive Mental Health in Young People

20 January @ 10:00 - 10 February @ 12:30
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£35 – £126

With the Coronavirus pandemic exacerbating an already alarming mental health crisis in young people, supporting the mental wellbeing of those you work with has never been more critical than it is today. In this four-part course, you will learn how to better understand the needs of the young people you are working with, create a culture of compassion, reflection and healing through the arts, and support positive mental health. Participants will leave the course feeling safe, informed and knowledgeable in…

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Race, Science & All That Jazz

24 January @ 19:30 - 22:00
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For Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, the National Holocaust Museum invites you to join us for a series of online events, each exploring this year’s them, “Be the Light in the Darkness”. The National Holocaust Museum is proud to be marking HMD 2021 by shining a light on the little-known Nazi persecution of the Afro-German community and other people of colour, and the fake racial science which classified both Black and Jewish alike as inferior to White for 100 years before…

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Arts Award CPD – Wellbeing & creativity during a pandemic

26 January @ 16:00 - 18:00
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Free

With creativity being a potent vehicle in self-expression, how can Arts Award support children and young people to process what has and is happening in their worlds, and generate the resilience and confidence needed to move forward? Join artist and dancer Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Arts Award Moderator Ruth Clarke for a rich and active session. - Learn about COVID-19-related research from the Royal Society of Public Health and the Children's Society - Hear about a wellbeing-orientated Arts Award designed by…

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GEM South East Coffee and Conversation: Making Museum Magic in Lockdown

28 January @ 15:00 - 16:30
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Free

Museum educators adapted to huge changes over 2020, creating amazing new programmes and practices with half the time and resources we usually would. But, as lockdowns extend, how do we keep the museum magic alive at a distance? How do we create immersive, interactive and inspiring programmes in these challenging circumstances? Join GEM South East in a free, informal, online event, 28 January 2021, 3:00-4:30pm, to talk through how we can keep education exciting during lockdown. We’ll help each other…

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Arts Award London Network – Launch meeting

28 January @ 15:00 - 17:00
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Free

Creative organisations and freelancers are invited to join A New Direction’s first Arts Award London Network meeting. The network will offer a space for networking, new ideas and nurturing creativity. There will be support and signposting provided on training and delivering Arts Award at all levels and workshops to consider how to effectively embed Arts Award into current and future projects and models of working. Network sessions will be a mixture of presentations from A New Direction, young advocates who…

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February 2021

Child Protection & Safeguarding for Arts & Cultural Sectors

2 February @ 10:00 - 16:00
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£45 – £75

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 Categories of Abuse, the Disclosure and Barring service, Duty to Refer and Working Together. The day will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people.…

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Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts & Cultural Sector

22 February @ 10:00 - 1 March @ 12:30
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£48 – £80

This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives. There are added pressures of working directly with young people at risk, one of which is having the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to support behaviour effectively and responsively. This course will discuss behaviour strategies, health and safety issues and risk assessment. You will also look at ways…

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Creating Environments that Promote Wellbeing

24 February @ 10:00 - 12:30
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£40

This interactive session will explore what Wellbeing is, why it is important and the tools to promote wellness in your community and spaces. 2020 was a challenging year with individuals and organisations having to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all aspects of life. With so much change and uncertainty, plans and aspirations have been put on hold, and many programmes and activities are confined to online spaces. Therefore, it is more important than ever that project…

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Webinar: Innovating your approach to online audience engagement.

24 February @ 13:30 - 15:00
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Free

In an age of periodic lockdowns, we need to find innovative and creative ways to engage and grow our audiences. Many arts & heritage organisations have some sort of digital collection, how can these assets be repurposed to meet today’s challenges? You will learn from our 3 specialists about the opportunities available for interpretation teams, digital teams and curators to reinvigorate existing digital collections. The workshop will be highly interactive, giving you the opportunity to speak with our panel about…

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Safeguarding For Trustees

24 February @ 16:00 - 18:30
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£40.00

2.5hr session for those in governance who wish to understand the role they play in the delivery of safeguarding within their organisation This online course is ideal for those in governance roles such as trustees or those at executive level, who wish to build their confidence of safeguarding legislation, guidance and practice. It will develop your understanding of the important safeguarding role that you play within your organisation and assist you in providing guidance and support to those you work…

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Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation

25 February @ 10:00 - 4 March @ 12:30
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£51 – £85

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset. Following a successful six-year programme (Stepping Up: Young Leaders Training), Artswork, Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership Trust and (OYAP) have teamed up…

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March 2021

Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People

3 March @ 10:00 - 12:00
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£35

Taster course introducing the basics of working responsibly with children and young people. For safeguarding to be effective in practice, everyone in your arts, culture or heritage organisation should be aware of the categories and indicators of abuse as well as the process for reporting concerns. By taking this concise online course, you will leave with an understanding of the safeguarding principles of working with children. This course has been designed to help you keep the children and young people…

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Online Safeguarding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

3 March @ 14:30 - 15:30
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£10.00

As organisations adjust to the current climate and move programmes and activities to online delivery, they may find themselves needing new approaches and guidance around safeguarding children and young people. This one hour signposting webinar will help you to identify and consider the updated risks and areas of concern that you might encounter in the current environment and how this can impact on your own policy and practice. Training will run using Zoom video conferencing. Full joining information will be…

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Creating a Safeguarding Risk Assessment

8 March @ 10:30 - 12:00
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£35.00

This 1.5 hour session is a practical workshop for organisations and individuals working with children, young people and adults at risk who have a current understanding of safeguarding. For safeguarding policy and practice to be effective, it must take into account the specific people we work with, the activities that we deliver and the places and spaces we work in. Risk assessment is an important part of this process and helps us to understand the levels of risk our activities…

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Pitching Your Research to the Media

10 March @ 09:30 - 12:30
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£40 – £50

Hoping to share your research with a wider public audience? Looking to raise your media profile? This online session will help you workshop a media pitch for your humanities research and will arm you with the tools needed to approach journalists and producers. The session will be made up of two parts. The first will be a workshop on how to write a pitch about your research so that it captures the media’s attention. Led by Professor Sarah Churchwell, this…

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Embedding Safeguarding Practice (Artswork Leadership Training)

10 March @ 10:00 - 17 March @ 12:30
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£48 – £80

An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors. This course is for those who wish to develop a strategic approach to safeguarding and are responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice. The course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will carry out an audit on your organisation and create an action plan that will support best practice around safeguarding in your organisation…

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Museums Supporting Young People’s Music Education

19 March @ 12:30 - 17:00
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Free

Join this free half-day webinar about how museums, music organisations, and freelance music professionals can work together to support music education on 19th March. Supported by Art Fund. How can we help young people to access and use museum musical instrument collections? How can we engage young people with such ‘behind glass’ collections? How can museums build successful partnerships with schools and arts organisations? And how can museums and facilitators create music making experiences for hard to reach, disadvantaged young…

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Culture Reimagined: Digital Champions

25 March @ 10:00 - 17:30
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Do you want to propel your institution’s digital presence? Learn from museum experts and workshop your digital strategy live at this free, virtual event. Culture Reimagined: Digital Champions follows up on Immerse UK and Musemio’s 2020 ‘Culture Reimagined Summit’, the sold-out summit for forward-thinking museums and cultural institutions. Tailored for the cultural sector, this online event is on a mission to provide practical, relevant, and innovative insights that can be applied immediately. In the summit you will be able to:…

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GEM East Coffee and Chat

29 March @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Free

Join the GEM East Reps for a chance to chat to other learning professionals about what we're up to at the moment. We're asking people to come prepared if they can to talk about which visitors or groups of visitors they're still in contact with during COVID restrictions and how they are maintaining that contact. Don't worry if you haven't got an example though, everyone is in different circumstances and everyone is welcome!

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April 2021

Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

1 April @ 10:00 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Thursday, repeating until 8 April 2021

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£51 – £85

Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of measuring impact. You will also be helped to identify the different policies and organisational practices that will need to be in…

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GEM West Midlands: Digital Coffee and Chat

7 April @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Join the GEM West Midlands for a digital coffee and chat. Put the kettle on, pull up a chair and say hello. A digital monthly chat open to all, members and non-members. A chance to ask advice or to find out what's going on in the region. Group for Education in Museums (GEM) champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public. GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.…

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Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

8 April @ 10:00 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Thursday, repeating until 8 April 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£51 – £85

Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of measuring impact. You will also be helped to identify the different policies and organisational practices that will need to be in…

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Online Safeguarding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

15 April @ 10:00 - 11:00
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£10

As organisations adjust to the current climate and move programmes and activities to online delivery, they may find themselves needing new approaches and guidance around safeguarding children and young people. This one hour signposting webinar will help you to identify and consider the updated risks and areas of concern that you might encounter in the current environment and how this can impact on your own policy and practice. Course Cost: £10 per person To find out more or to book…

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GEM West Midlands: Welcoming schools back on site

20 April @ 10:30 - 12:00
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£5

As restrictions begin to be lifted, museums will be starting to think about schools coming back on visits. For some, it will be a year since that last happened, and there have been a lot of changes to schools and museums in that time. In this workshop, museums who have welcomed schools back on site between lockdowns will share their experiences and talk about the lessons that have been learned. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your own…

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

20 April @ 14:00 - 27 April @ 16:30
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£45 – £75

About this Event 'Really well delivered course, the facilitator was very knowledgeable and gave great practical examples.' (Course participant, 2019) This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “adults at risk” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding…

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GEM South East Coffee and Conversation: Speaking Up for Your Work

29 April @ 15:00 - 16:30
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Free

As we all face anxieties about Covid cuts and finding new normals, how can we speak up for the essential work of museum educators? Educators are often the voice of the museum in the community and the community in the museum, we bring the collections to life and give the museum’s work heart. But educators can struggle to feel heard, worrying about job security or having trouble implementing their ideas in hesitant organisational cultures. This GEM South East Coffee and…

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May 2021

GEM West Midlands: Digital coffee and chat

5 May @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Join the GEM West Midlands for a digital coffee and chat. Put the kettle on, pull up a chair and say hello. A digital monthly chat open to all, members and non-members. A chance to ask advice or to find out what's going on in the region. Group for Education in Museums (GEM) champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public. GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.…

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Creative Consultation Course – Thursday 6th & 13th May

6 May @ 10:00 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Thursday, repeating until 13 May 2021

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£57 – £95

If it’s for them, work with them! Ensure your projects for young people remain dynamic and relevant, by embedding their voice across your work and the governance of your organisation. Explore effective consultation tools and discover meaningful, creative ways to communicate with young people. Learn to understand the interests, needs and behaviours of your audiences by involving young people in active roles and ongoing dialogue that listens and empowers. Throughout 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, you will look at consultation…

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Online Safeguarding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

10 May @ 14:00 - 15:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

As organisations adjust to the current climate and move programmes and activities to online delivery, they may find themselves needing new approaches and guidance around safeguarding children and young people. This one hour signposting webinar will help you to identify and consider the updated risks and areas of concern that you might encounter in the current environment and how this can impact on your own policy and practice. Training will run using Zoom video conferencing. Full joining information will be…

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Creative Consultation Course – Thursday 6th & 13th May

13 May @ 10:00 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Thursday, repeating until 13 May 2021

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£57 – £95

If it’s for them, work with them! Ensure your projects for young people remain dynamic and relevant, by embedding their voice across your work and the governance of your organisation. Explore effective consultation tools and discover meaningful, creative ways to communicate with young people. Learn to understand the interests, needs and behaviours of your audiences by involving young people in active roles and ongoing dialogue that listens and empowers. Throughout 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, you will look at consultation…

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Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts & Cultural Sector

19 May @ 10:30 - 26 May @ 13:00
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£48 – £80

About this Artswork Event ‘Really useful and presented very well… Great overview of issues that can arise and how to deal/adapt them’ (Course Participant 2017) This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives. There are added pressures of working directly with young people at risk, one of which is having the skills, knowledge and experience to be able…

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Behind the Interpretation: Co-creating the development of three new maritime galleries at Poole Museum

27 May @ 13:00 - 14:00
Online United Kingdom
Free

Interested in co-creation and how it can be affectively used to develop interpretation and design in your heritage/ cultural setting? This talk will give an overview of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) funded Our Museum project at Poole Museum and explore the co-creative process used to develop interpretation and design of three new maritime galleries associated with the project. Informed by wider best practice in museum co-creation, the interpretive methodology of this project has incorporated a range of creative…

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GEM North East: Supporting Young Peoples Career Aspirations

27 May @ 14:00 - 15:30
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£5

These sessions are designed to go back to basics and focus on activity that forms a core part of cultural and heritage venue offers. Be inspired by examples of practice in our region (and outside!) through these sharing sessions. Our sessions will share activities and ideas for both virtual and in-person learning. In May we will be exploring how museums can support young people in learning about future career paths, both in the heritage and cultural sector, and the wider…

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June 2021

GEM West Midlands: Digital coffee and chat

2 June @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Join the GEM West Midlands for a digital coffee and chat. Put the kettle on, pull up a chair and say hello. A digital monthly chat open to all, members and non-members. A chance to ask advice or to find out what's going on in the region. Group for Education in Museums (GEM) champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public. GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.…

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Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

11 June @ 10:00 - 25 June @ 12:30
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£85 – £135

Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our experienced trainer will support you to consider the different elements involved in successful project delivery. This course is split over 3 sessions to give you the most information and practical support in creating and planning your project. With helpful resources and tools, discussion through break…

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Creating a Safeguarding Risk Assessment

16 June @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

This 1.5 hour session is a practical workshop for organisations and individuals working with children, young people and adults at risk who have a current understanding of safeguarding. For safeguarding policy and practice to be effective, it must take into account the specific people we work with, the activities that we deliver and the places and spaces we work in. Risk assessment is an important part of this process and helps us to understand the levels of risk our activities…

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Tell Stories that Spark Excitement! interpretive writing for audio-visual (online course)

17 June @ 10:30 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 on Thursday, happening 2 times

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£25 – £30

If you'd like to develop your skills in planning and writing content for audio and audio-visual interpretation, this is your course. Over 2 x 2 hour webinars we'll explore good practice and let you do some practical exercises, during the webinar and 'at home' between sessions, to build your skills. Places are limited to 16 people to maximise the opportunities for discussion and interaction. Previous participants said: "This is an excellent course to develop interpretative skills. Sarah is a great…

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GEM South East Coffee and Conversation: What comes next?

17 June @ 15:00 - 16:30
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Free

Join GEM South East to share your learning from the past year and discuss what support you would like going forward.

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North East Natter: Charging for our events

21 June @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Free

With lower numbers of event attendees due to social distancing we face the challenge of making money, but keeping costs fair and inclusive. So how do we do it? Join GEM North East for an informal online natter, share your challenges and experiences around charging for events and activity in a safe and relaxed peer-supported environment. Take a break from emails and bring along your favourite drinks and snacks. All those who work or think about education in a museum,…

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Supporting Positive Mental Health in Young People

21 June @ 10:00 - 28 June @ 17:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£126

With the Coronavirus pandemic exacerbating an already alarming mental health crisis in young people, supporting the mental wellbeing of those you work with has never been more critical than it is today. In this course, you will learn how to better understand the needs of the young people you are working with, create a culture of compassion, reflection and healing through the arts, and support positive mental health. Participants will leave the course feeling safe, informed and knowledgeable in their…

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Tell Stories that Spark Excitement! interpretive writing for audio-visual (online course)

24 June @ 10:30 - 12:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 on Thursday, happening 2 times

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£25 – £30

If you'd like to develop your skills in planning and writing content for audio and audio-visual interpretation, this is your course. Over 2 x 2 hour webinars we'll explore good practice and let you do some practical exercises, during the webinar and 'at home' between sessions, to build your skills. Places are limited to 16 people to maximise the opportunities for discussion and interaction. Previous participants said: "This is an excellent course to develop interpretative skills. Sarah is a great…

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July 2021

Measuring Impact: Evaluating projects with, for and by young people

6 July @ 10:00 - 13 July @ 12:30
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£45

This course will guide you through creative examples and useful case studies to develop and review your own evaluation processes and models. Evaluation can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but taking the time to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your work with young people is the best way to achieve greater outcomes for future projects. Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide you through…

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GEM West Midlands: Digital coffee and chat

7 July @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the GEM West Midlands for a digital coffee and chat. Put the kettle on, pull up a chair and say hello. A digital monthly chat open to all, members and non-members. A chance to ask advice or to find out what's going on in the region. Group for Education in Museums (GEM) champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public. GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage.…

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Online Safeguarding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

8 July @ 14:00 - 15:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

This one hour webinar will help you identify and consider the risks and areas of concern that you might encounter with online delivery. As organisations adjust to the current climate and move programmes and activities to online delivery, they may find themselves needing new approaches and guidance around safeguarding children and young people. This one hour signposting webinar will help you to identify and consider the updated risks and areas of concern that you might encounter in the current environment…

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Reflections on Year 3: Where next for projects with young people?

13 July
Online United Kingdom
Free

Join A New Direction for an event reflecting on Steve McQueen Year 3 and what we in the cultural sector can learn about working at scale with young people, making inclusive offers, and cross-team working both within and between organisations. Their collection of essays, with writers including Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, David Parker, and Eileen Carnell, explore issues including access, entitlement, representation, collaboration, and risk and will be available in late June. This event will be an opportunity for discussion with…

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Engage Journal Launch Event: People Like Me

13 July @ 19:00 - 20:00
Online United Kingdom
Free

To complement the launch of Engage Journal 45, Engage presents two events to explore the debate further. Event 1 Title – Launch Event: People Like Me Date and time – Tuesday 13 July, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm This panel discussion asks what needs to change in the current institutional context to actually address class and inequality for educators, artists and curators? Chaired by Professor Sarah Perks with guests Kenn Taylor (creative producer and writer), Amani Mitha (freelance curator and…

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Engage Journal Launch Event: Members’ Seminar: The Morning After

14 July @ 11:00 - 12:30
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Free

To complement the launch of Engage Journal 45, Engage presents two events to explore the debate further. Event 2 Title – Members’ Seminar: The Morning After Date and time – Wed 14 July, 11:00am – 12.30pm Following the launch event, members are invited back for a closed seminar to discuss in detail the issues raised by the Journal. This session is chaired by Annie Davey and Dr. Claire Robins from the Institute of Education at University College London and who…

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Introduction to Safeguarding Adults at Risk

16 July @ 10:30 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Taster course introducing the basics of working responsibly with adults at risk for those new to safeguarding or in frontline roles When safeguarding adults, it is vital that they are consulted with and given choices over any actions taken to protect them. This course is designed to help you understand the specific safeguarding considerations that need to be made when working with adults at risk. This course will explore the additional categories of abuse for adults, when to share without…

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Embedding Safeguarding Practice

20 July @ 10:00 - 22 July @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£80

This course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors. An Organisational Approach to Safe Practice with Children and Young People in the Creative and cultural sectors This course is for those who wish to develop a strategic approach to safeguarding and are responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice. The course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will carry out an audit…

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Webinar: Heritage Lab & Smithsonian Transcription Center (Digital Public Engagement Strategies)

28 July @ 14:00 - 15:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

TaNC International Webinar Series: Digital Public Engagement Strategies Wednesday 28th July | 14:00-15:30 BST The Towards a National Collection Directorate is pleased to announce the fourth instalment in our International Seminar Series: Digital Public Engagement Strategies. Next Wednesday speakers from The Smithsonian Transcription Center and The Heritage Lab, will share their digital engagement strategies for engaging the public in collections, research, and education resources. Speakers: Medhavi Gandhi (Founder, The Heritage Lab) An award-winning cultural practitioner, Medhavi Gandhi, the founder of…

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August 2021

Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sectors

17 August @ 10:00 - 12:30
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One event on 19 June 2021 at 10:00

Online United Kingdom
£45 – £75

For individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice

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Creative Consultation with Young People, Artswork

24 August @ 10:00 - 14:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31 August 2021

Online United Kingdom
£57 – £95

This online course will help you to develop an understanding of person-centred consultation when working with young people.

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Managing Young People in the Workplace

25 August @ 10:00 - 12:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£40

Are you looking to employ young people in your workplace? Do you work with 18-25 year olds in your organisation and want to know how best to support them? Harness the potential of young people at the start of their careers and explore how you can best to assist them to make a difference within your organisation. This 2 hour course explores the practical steps that you can take to support young people as part of your workforce. We will…

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Creative Consultation with Young People, Artswork

31 August @ 10:00 - 14:30
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31 August 2021

Online United Kingdom
£57 – £95

This online course will help you to develop an understanding of person-centred consultation when working with young people.

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September 2021

Project Management for the Arts & Cultural Sector

7 September @ 10:00 - 9 September @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£51 – £85

For individuals and organisations at the early stages of planning a project and consider the elements needed at this developmental stage Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of…

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Afternoon Cuppa Session: Running a climate themed Takeover Day

14 September @ 14:00 - 15:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join Kids in Museums for an informal virtual briefing and discussion session to inspire your own climate themed Takeover Day.

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk

15 September @ 10:00 - 22 September @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 – £75

Designed for individuals and organisations working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “adults at risk” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different…

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Safeguarding for Trustees

16 September @ 13:00 - 15:00
Online United Kingdom
£40

2 hr session for those in governance who wish to understand the role they play in the delivery of safeguarding within their organisation. This online course is ideal for those in governance roles such as trustees or those at executive level, who wish to build their confidence of safeguarding legislation, guidance and practice. It will develop your understanding of the important safeguarding role that you play within your organisation and assist you in providing guidance and support to those you…

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Creative Facilitation with Young People

20 September @ 10:00 - 27 September @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£57 – £95

This course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation This course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, we will be using a number of different exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at…

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Exploring Oral History – An Online Introduction to Theory, Best Practice and Developing a Project

23 September @ 18:00 - 14 October @ 20:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£140

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage offer a new four-week online oral history course. Exploring Oral History – An Online Introduction to Theory, Best Practice and Developing a Project Join us on this NEW Online Oral History training course – for anyone interested in oral history techniques and delivery. Sessions will take place for this course on the following dates: Thursday 23rd & 30th September and 7th and 14th October 6-8pm There will be a short extra 30 minute…

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The Therapeutic Museum; Putting Theory into Practice.

30 September @ 15:00 - 16:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

In this online meeting, we will give an introduction to our practice of embedding wellbeing into museum activities at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge including how it links in with the learning programme. The aim of the event is to answer the following questions using the Museum’s experience: How do we measure and record the value of arts to mental wellbeing? What does good practice look like? How do we work and support marginalised groups? How do we…

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October 2021

Measuring Impact: Evaluating projects with, for and by young people

4 October @ 10:00 - 11 October @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 – £70

This course will guide you through creative examples and useful case studies to develop and review your own evaluation processes and models. Evaluation can sometimes seem like a daunting task but taking the time to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your work with young people is the best way to achieve greater outcomes for future projects. Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide you through…

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Creating a Safeguarding Risk Assessment

4 October @ 14:30 - 16:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Practical workshop to help organisations consider the risks of activities & create/update a safeguarding risk assessment for their projects. Date and time Mon, 4 October 2021 14:30 – 16:00 For safeguarding policy and practice to be effective, it must take into account the specific people we work with, the activities that we deliver and the places and spaces we work in. Risk assessment is an important part of this process and helps us to understand the levels of risk our…

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Creating playful prompts

7 October @ 10:30 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£27.54

Do you want to create ways for families to interact playfully with your collections? This training webinar will be led by Play Trainer and Consultant Charlotte Derry, who has worked with organisations including Happy Museum and Play Wales. Charlotte will share her top tips for creating playful prompts that work at your venue. Charlotte was a mentor on our Play in a Socially Distanced World project in 2020, which supported 11 museums to develop safe and playful ways for families…

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Creating family friendly resources and interpretation

14 October @ 10:00 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£27.54

Do you want to explore ways to improve your self-guided resources and interpretation for families at your museum or heritage site? This training webinar will be led by Sarah Shaw, former National Family Interpretation Manager for English Heritage. Her work included designing family friendly experiences at the UNESCO site Birdoswald Roman Fort, which won the Best Family Day Out UK Heritage Award in 2020. Sarah will share top tips for creating family resources and interpretation for a range of ages,…

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November 2021

Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts

2 November @ 10:00 - 4 November @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 – £75

For individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice. 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 Categories of Abuse, the Disclosure and Barring service, Duty to Refer and Working Together. The course will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues,…

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Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation

10 November @ 10:00 - 17 November @ 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£85

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset. Following a successful six-year programme (Stepping Up: Young Leaders Training), Artswork, Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership Trust and (OYAP) have teamed up…

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Rural Voices – The Rural Museums Network Seminar Series

12 November @ 15:00 - 16:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Rural Museums Network is pleased to launch its new Seminar Series – tailoring contemporary thinking and practice to those who work with rural life collections, providing practical suggestions and support. Join us for monthly tea break seminars this October, November and December to hear expert panels discuss how rural collections and rural sites can better include a wider range of voices in the stories they tell by looking at Gypsy, Roma and Travelling communities; decolonisation; and LBTQ+ lives. 8…

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GEM South East Coffee and Conversation: Working under redevelopment

17 November @ 15:00 - 16:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map

Join GEM South East to discuss the challenges of and opportunities that come out of working under redevelopment. Is your museum or cultural/heritage organisation currently undergoing redevelopment? Have you developed education programming when your organisation has been closed? Or can you share some helpful tips for those working under redevelopment? Join GEM South East for a free online event on Wednesday 17th November 2021, 3:00-4:30 to come together with your fellow South East community to discuss solutions to problems you…

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GEM East: Decolonising Museums: Challenging Narratives and Sharing Power

18 November @ 15:00 - 16:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

The story so far from Colchester and Ipswich Museums (CIMS). Sophie, Ben, Melanie & Elle will be sharing their learning from starting their decolonisation journey. Through exploring CIMS’ wide-ranging collections, they will suggest new ways for interpreting objects, & make suggestions for immediate action.

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GEM North West- Online Coffee and Chat, planning for Christmas

22 November @ 14:00 - 14:45
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Are you starting to think about what you can offer schools, families and communities this Christmas? Wondering the best ways to keep everyone safe? Join the GEM North West Area Reps along with fellow learning professionals for a chance to discuss ideas, share concerns and tips as we look to Christmas. Grab a brew and a tasty mid-afternoon snack for this 45 minute virtual get together. This event is free for both GEM and non-GEM members. If you have any…

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Meaningful consultation with children and families

24 November @ 10:00 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£27.54

Do you want to consult with children and families to improve your provision, but aren’t sure how to do this in a meaningful way? During this training day, we will explore a range of techniques for consulting families and children at your venue. We will hear case studies from Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood and Westminster Abbey. Play Trainer and Consultant Charlotte Derry, who has worked with Happy Museum and Play Wales, will also provide top…

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Association for Science and Discovery Centres National Conference 2021

24 November @ 11:00 - 25 November @ 18:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map

This two-day virtual conference for science engagement professionals focuses on Sustainable Futures, with three key areas; 1. Sustainable Futures: Resilience reflecting on the lessons we have learnt and looking to the future of science centres and museums. 2. Sustainable Futures: Diversity how our sector reaches towards greater diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. 3. Sustainable Futures: Environment the outcomes of COP26 and our next steps together as a sector. Who participates? The conference attracts all those who lead and have a…

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Food Poverty and Museums: How Local Partnerships Can Drive Positive Change

25 November @ 18:30 - 19:30
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Do you want to explore how you can develop partnerships to support your local community and drive real actionable change? Throughout the pandemic, many museums have worked within their local communities to support those in need. During this time, nearly six million adults and 1.7 million children were struggling to get enough food, and there was a 126% increase in emergency food parcels (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee & Independent Food Aid Network UK). Join us on Thursday 25…

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