Arts & Cultural education in BRIGHTON & HOVE



DATE: Monday 30 January 2017

VENUE: Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Chalky Rd, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2WS

TIME: 8.30am - 3.15pm

About JPDD 2017

Our Future City is pleased to be working in partnership with SoundCity and Connected Schools to provide the 6th annual Joint Practice Development Day. The day will present a range of practical workshops, opportunities to network and the space to share ideas and practice with colleagues from Brighton & Hove, across arts and cultural subjects. 

This is a free event for local authority schools, academies, Our Future City and SoundCity partners, as well as anyone working in music/cultural education in Brighton and Hove. 

The opening session will be presented by Our Future City, for all attending delegates, with a focus on the importance of creativity and ways to engage children and young people in education. Workshops and afternoon sessions will be spent in subject-specific activities led by Our Future City and SoundCity partners and guest speakers.

Refreshments and lunch are provided.



The day will include a range of diverse and practical workshops and we will be joined by speakers including: 

  • Paul Roberts OBE
  • Richard Russell, Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council England

To find out more information about each of the speakers and workshop leaders click below.



Delegates will be able to choose from a range of workshops that will be led by SoundCity and Our Future City partners. Each workshop runs twice unless otherwise stated: 

1) #BeCreative: Creative outcomes for young people and you – A framework for support & advocacy - Laura Saunders, Our Future City (runs once only)

2) #BeSkilled: Engaging with the arts and cultural industry in the classroom - Donna Close, Our Future City (runs once only)

3) Inspiring young people through the arts and culture, Artsmark and Arts Award - Artswork

4) Sea songs and shanties in the Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 classroom - Hazel Askew, English Folk Dance and Song Society

5) Developing sound vocal leadership - Mary King, Glyndebourne

6) Music tech and boosting engagement in secondary settings - Max Wheeler, AudioActive & Charanga

7) How to make sure everyone is included - Russ Callaghan Grooms, Rhythmix

8) Beatbox and Beyond - Tobias Hug

To read full descriptions of each of the workshops, please click on the link below.