SLiCE Blog: Words on War

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 2 June 2016

Once more unto the breach…. Words on War Specialist Leader in Cultural Education, Anne Dyer, Assistant Headteacher of Dowdales School in Cumbria, blogs about a literacy and dance project delivered to pupils as part of Curious Mind’s SLiCE programme…   May saw the launch of our 2016 SLiCE programme, Words on War, a collaborative dance-literacy

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A word on SLiCE from Derri Burdon, Chief Executive

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 8 April 2016

Naturally, being the Curious Minds we are, we are curious about a number of elements in both the Culture White Paper, and the education paper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere'; I’ll be writing about my personal take on both at a later date.  We are particularly delighted to see that our SLiCE (Specialist Leader in Cultural Education) programme

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Liverpool John Paul II Polish School Hits the Right Notes!

posted by Curious Minds, on 29 February 2016

Pupils from the John Paul II Polish Supplementary School changed their classical musical instruments for the sound of rock, when placed with a challenge to use their skills to promote and make aware the stigma of mental illness to today’s youth, as part of their arts portfolio in the Liverpool Now Festival. The four 15yr old

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Curious Gallery December 2015 – A Student View

posted by Curious Minds, on 29 January 2016

Over the past 15 months myself and many others have been fortunate enough to take part in this once in a lifetime experience. The artwork on show is inspired by the regrowth and development of Liverpool and some are based on the students interpretation of photographs from the Metamorphosis of Japan when they viewed the photographs here at

open eye gallery
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What is the Role of Libraries in the Digital World?

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 September 2015

This question has been central to many of the discussions we’ve been having with libraries over the last few months whilst delivering a range of digital workshops from coding to filmmaking, blogging to tablet photography, planning digital workshops to exploring creative apps, and a whole other load of techie shenanigans! So, what is the role

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Dazzle Island

posted by Curious Minds, on 16 September 2015

On 3rd September Childwall Sports and Science Academy in conjunction with Liverpool Biennial their SLiCE Cultural Partner launched Dazzle Island based on the designs of Sir Peter Blake and the Dazzle Ferry. Childwall also worked with Greenbank and Childwall Valley Primary School children who contributed to the designs and worked with Studio Hato to complete

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Arts Award & Festivals!

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 3 September 2015

Wild Rumpus CIC is a social enterprise who organise large scale family arts events in wild natural landscapes. We believe that when families engage together in the highest quality arts in the outdoors, something quite amazing can happen. Based in Cheshire and working from a converted horsebox in four acres of woodland, Wild Rumpus produce the

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Blackpool Arts Award Activity

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 August 2015

The Blackpool Arts Award Network has been established by Blackpool Council’s Arts Service. This is an open network for practitioners, teachers, and community workers, experienced or new to Arts Award delivery. This is a great opportunity for advisers around the area to come together and share best practice, advice and problems amongst others in the

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Arts Award And Museums

posted by Siobhan Garrigan, on 28 August 2015

Gina Cottam from Lancashire County Council blogs about her experiences embedding Arts Award in a museum setting. I work as part of the Heritage Learning team for Lancashire County Council’s Museums Service. We collectively manage the learning for 11 Museum sites across Lancashire. Over the last 3 years we have delivered Arts Award projects to

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