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Westminster Employment Forum Briefing: Preparing young people for work – soft skills, work experience and vocational training for 16 – 19 year old

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 25 June 2015

Holly Ball blogs about her experience at the Westminster Employment Forum Briefing on preparing young people for work last week, and her experience of helping young people get a foot-hold in the sector. Last week I attended the Westminster Employment Forum Briefing on Preparing Young People.  As Curious Future Coordinator here at Curious Minds, I am

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7 initiatives to get you thinking about children and young people in museums.

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 25 June 2015

Steph Hawke blogs about  resources and ideas for involving children and young people in museums. 1. Takeover Day I recently wrote a blog about Kids in Museums. This is the independent charity behind national museums Takeover Day. Takeover Day 2015 was launched by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust by children from Bridgetown Primary School and Damian

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LIBRARIES ARE GETTING THEIR TECH ON!

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 23 June 2015

Libraries across the North West are getting their tech on with capacity building support from Curious Minds. Hayley Trowbridge, director of wehearttech C.I.C. blogs about the start of this exciting, new journey into the digital terrain. Developing the digital literacy of children and young people should be on the agenda of arts and culture organisations

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“It’s a museum, not a playground!”

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 23 June 2015

Last year, art lovers were horrified by a Twitter image that went viral. Parents at Tate Modern had let their children climb on a piece of art worth $10m[1]. The debate resurfaced: Should children and young people be banned from museums and galleries?! In 2012, Emily Downs and Ashleigh Robinson were asked to leave a

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Curious Blog: A few thoughts on the North West, Culture and Education

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 18 May 2015

Sarah Bailey, our Director of Bridge blogs about her first six months in the role and the state of arts & culture in the North West. In 2013, I was a newcomer to the North West.  If I’m honest, I felt slightly overwhelmed by the passion of the place.  I encountered organisations such as The

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Curious Blog: What We Love About Kitbag

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 11 May 2015

Mandy from Latent Promise blogs about what she loves about Curious Kitbag and  her role of advising and supporting grassroots arts organisations to develop. Why do I enjoy taking part in the Curious Kitbag events? Well, firstly, I get to meet some amazing people with fascinating ideas. The last session introduced me to a dance instructor, a youth

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Exploring the Ten Pieces at Stockport Art Gallery

posted by Curious Minds, on 1 May 2015

On Monday 27 April over 90 Year 5 pupils from 3 Stockport primary schools took part in our ‘Exploring the Ten Pieces’ event at Stockport Art Gallery. Developed by Let’s Go Global, in partnership with Curious Minds, the day comprised a range of creative workshops and activities linked to the national BBC Ten Pieces programme.

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Libraries Blog 2015: Stewart Parsons

posted by Alison Williams-Southern, on 17 April 2015

Implementing the  Curious Minds Library Strategy is proving just as enjoyable if not more enjoyable as the writing of it. Having scoped key priority areas from our North West library contacts, the focus will predominately address the development and delivery of digital and the eternal issue of audience development across our library settings. The strategy

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Bridge Champion Blog: Jonathon Poole, Dance

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 15 April 2015

I guess in many respects I’m a classic case study when it comes to understanding the intrinsic value of arts & culture in schools and where such provision can lead. The arts subjects taught at GCSE and A-level offered me the chance to make sense of who I was and how I fitted into the

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