Educating Creatively Conference

A creative conference at Storyhouse for anyone interested in creativity and education. 4-7 September 2019
  • Whole conference pass: £80
    Two-day pass: £60
    One-day pass: £35

    Student pass: £65 / £45 / £25
  • Storyhouse

What's happening in Educating Creatively Conference?

Educating Creatively is a brand new creative conference for education, cultural and creative professionals, teachers, artists and practitioners. The conference will explore and celebrate creative education, incorporating cultural practice into education, the study of creative practices, and the connection between those and wellbeing. This will be a space to bring together creative and education practitioners to celebrate, share and learn.

The conference will include keynote talks, performances, papers, practical workshops, pecha kucha and opportunities for networking.

Whole conference pass: £80.
Two-day pass: £60
One-day pass: £35
Student pass: £65 / £45 / £25

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Wednesday 4 September will be a networking event for delegates, and so does not need to be booked.
Please select the correct ticket, which details the days you can attend, when booking.

Highlights include:

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a keynote speaker and performer for the Educating Creatively conference. She will be in conversation with Clark Rundell.

Founder and director of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, established in a refugee camp in Bethlehem, Abdelfattah Abusrour teaches Storytelling and Drama in Education in Bethlehem University. He will discuss his philosophy for teaching that uses performing and visual arts as a means of educating by developing peaceful self-expression; and building peace within individuals.

Charmaine Pollard is a counsellor, life coach and a certified poetry therapist with the USA-based International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBT). She has facilitated poetry therapy groups in: schools, prisons, clinical settings and in the community.

Rabia Saleemi will be undertaking a practical workshop exploring processes for children to be free to ‘mark-make’ and what can be done to encourage and engage artistic creation.

From the Federation University in Australia, Rob Davis will be sharing research carried out on primary school aged children.

Nia Richards and Gwenfair Hughes from Arts Council of Wales will present on recent projects that are contributing to education reform.

The USA’s Millerville University Lecturer Elizabeth Powers will be giving a presentation about encouraging conversations with children about their rights.

Also appearing at the conference Principal Kelsall Primary School, Director Cheshire Leadership & Teaching Alliance, David Wearing will be giving a presentation on a broad and balanced curriculum.



Clive Holtham: Art-based learning for Arts Leadership

Clive Holtham will be giving a presentation on the findings from a two-year Arts Council England project on boosting resilience…

Ella Turner: The reconsideration of values in higher education: A Nietzschean perspective.
Garret Bar

Ella Turner is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services at the University of Chester.  She…

Richard Axtell: What is Words for Wellbeing?
Garret Theatre

Richard Axtell is a children’s writer, game designer and coordinator for Lapidus International. Richard will be delivering a Pecha Kucha…

Sarah Perry: Learning by doing: A craft practitioner’s experience in the exploration of tacit learning
Storyhouse Theatre

Sarah is in the final year of studies towards an MA in Creative Practices in Education at The University of…

Charmaine Pollard: Writing Through Transitions – Poetry Therapy Workshop
Garret Theatre

Charmaine Pollard is a USA-based counsellor, life coach and a certified poetry therapist with the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy…

Sally Bamber: Representing abstract ideas through images in age 6 to 16 classrooms.
Garret Bar

Imagine a classroom where all children have the potential to learn because they build knowledge on the logic of experience?…

On Stage Dame Evelyn Glennie in conversation

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a keynote speaker and performer for the Educating Creatively conference.

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On Stage Tommy Scott & Henry Priestman
Garret Theatre

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start time. Scouse Pop Live is hosted by Dr Paul Skillen author of the…

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