Wednesday 18 September, 18.00 – 20.00 at the egg theatre, Bath

If you have a personal or professional interest in nurturing and promoting young people’s creativity, this event is for you.  Is Bath a child friendly city?  Do young people play their part in the city’s cultural and creative life?  What can we do to improve their opportunities?

Come and join the debate.  This Cultural Forum for the Bath Area event, open to all, is being held appropriately in the egg theatre in Bath, a space built specifically for young people.

Our guest speaker is Grainne Powell, Chief Executive of Sticky Fingers, an award winning children’s arts organization with an international reputation for a pioneering approach to children’s arts.  Based in Newry in Northern Ireland, Grainne will give examples of the inspiring initiatives that are making that city increasingly ‘child friendly’.

To illustrate the diversity and high quality of many of the projects in the Bath area, local creative and cultural organisations will share examples of their own work with children and young people.

Chaired by Greg Ingham, Chair of Trustees of the Theatre Royal and Creative Bath, we would like you to contribute to a debate that will address such questions as – do young people and children have rights to art and creativity?  If so, how can they be expressed?  What does it mean to be ‘child-friendly’?  What steps can the sector make to improve provision?  How do the formal and informal arts sectors work together more effectively? How do we include the needs and views of children and young people in our planning and programming?

The evening will conclude with an opportunity for informal discussion and networking over a glass of wine in the egg cafe.

In order to get a better idea of the amount and variety of work with children and young people in the area, we would like participants to bring an image, caption and contact details (on an A4 sheet) that in some way encapsulates your work with children or young people.  These will be displayed in the egg foyer at the event and collated for future reference.

Join us, admission is free and is open to all but places are limited – to reserve yours please click here.