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A black, white and yellow logo design that reads: A Taking Part project from Young Vic - INNOVATE: LEGACY & LEARNING SYMPOSIUM
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Young Vic Taking Part presents

INNOVATE: Legacy & Learning Symposium

with elements co-designed with the CREATE Centre, Sydney

This project is supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme

Opening Address
Keynote Address
Panel Talks
Workshops
Networking 

INNOVATE: Legacy & Learning Symposium will unpack the essential findings of Taking Part’s radical Learning Programme INNOVATE, through a week-long series of events including workshops, talks, networking opportunities and practice sharing for teachers, freelance artists, creative engagement departments and applied theatre students.

Young Vic Taking Part delivered INNOVATE for two academic years from 2021 – 2023 which saw teachers and artists collaborate to use the arts to teach across the curriculum. The programme took place in two local schools in Lambeth and Southwark, and Royal Holloway, University of London, recently released the research findings.

The symposium will now use the project's essential findings and learnings to explore what artists and arts organisations can bring to the curriculum and all aspects of school life.

There will be 20 free events across the week led by creatives, artists, and academics, including: Keynote Address with INNOVATE Research Lead Professor Helen Nicholson and Co-director of CREATE Centre, Sydney, Professor Michael Anderson, which will delve into creativity in schools, and theatres as civic places for learning; Building Community, looking at collaborative practice from the rehearsal room to the classroom, with director Stef O’Driscoll; Imagination in the Classroom using playwriting and screenwriting in the classroom, with writer Emma Dennis-Edwards; Playing in Class on the benefits of playful pedagogies, with director Kelechi Okafor; Performing in Class using acting and performance to interrogate classroom dynamics, led by actor Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ; The Power of Sound unpacking the perceptions of noisy classrooms with composer Nicola T. Chang; Multidisciplinary Practice in the classroom, with theatre-maker Philip J Morris; networking sessions and more.

This project is supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme.

Monday 11th March

  • INNOVATE: Legacy & Learning Symposium Opening Address

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    The Maria - Mon 11 Mar, 5pm

    Join us as Kwame Kwei-Armah, Lucy Davies, Sue Emmas, and Shereen Jasmin Phillips officially open the INNOVATE: Legacy & Learning Symposium in the Maria Studio.

  • Opening Address Panel Talk

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    The Maria - Mon 11 Mar, 5:45pm

    What role does theatre play in the curriculum, school life and learning?

  • Opening Address Networking

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    The Maria - Mon 11 Mar, 6:45pm

    Opportune moments: what can be gained from encounters between artists and teachers?  

Tuesday 12th March

  • Imagination in the Classroom

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    The Maria -  Tue 12 Mar, 11am

    How does using character, plot, and screenwriting enhance, develop and transform the learning experience of pupils in non-arts subjects?  

  • Building Community

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    The Maria - Tue 12 Mar, 2:30pm

    What can schools and education settings learn from theatre cultures?  

  • An Artist In The Classroom - Tuesday

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    The Marie McKenna Room - Tue 12 Mar, 5pm

    Join Bruno CorreiaMikey Bharj and Vincent Shiels to take an inside look at the process of being ‘An Artist in the Classroom’.

  • The Power of Sound

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    The Maria - Tue 12 Mar, 5pm

    What does your classroom sound like?  

Wednesday 13th March

  • Performing in Class

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    The Maria - Wed 13 Mar, 11am

    How can acting and performance help us understand what’s happening in the classroom?  

     

  • Keynote Address

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    The Maria - Wed 13 Mar, 5pm

    Join co-Director of CREATE Centre, Sydney Professor Michael Anderson and INNOVATE Research Lead from Royal Holloway, University of London Professor Helen Nicholson for their joint keynote address and discussion as they delve into creativity in schools, theatres as civic places for learning, and applied theatre.  

  • Keynote Address Panel Talk

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    The Maria - Wed 13 Mar, 6:15pm

    What are the benefits of co-created arts-based knowledge to learning and teaching across the curriculum?  

  • Keynote Networking

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    The Maria - Wed 13 Mar, 7pm

    Opportune moments: what can be gained from encounters between artists and teachers?  

     

Thursday 14th March 

  • Multidisciplinary Practice and Collaboration

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    The Maria - Thu 14 Mar, 2:30pm

    What can multidisciplinary practice teach us in the classroom? 

  • An Artist in the Classroom - Thursday

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    The Marie McKenna Room - Thu 14 Mar, 5pm

    Join Joseph Prestwich and Nadège René to take an inside look at the process of being ‘An Artist in the Classroom’.

Friday 15th March

  • Playing in Class

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    The Maria - Fri 15 Mar, 11am

    What can play in the rehearsal room teach us about learning?

  • INNOVATE Symposium Party

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    The Maria - Fri 15 Mar, 6pm

    Join us as we celebrate the last two-years of this Learning project.

Saturday 16 March

  • Teaching through Cooking

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    The Maria - Sat 16 Mar, 12pm

    An afternoon tea exploring the use of cooking to teach the curriculum.  

  • Speakeasy

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    Marie McKenna Room - Sat 16 Mar, 5:30pm

    Are you an artist who would like to take your practice to schools but not sure where to start? Join us in the Marie McKenna room to explore your idea.

     

  • Free tickets to YV show - Nachtland

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    Taking Part’s flagship free ticket scheme has been running for 27 years. We give away 8000 tickets annually through our Participation, Neighbourhood Theatre and Learning strands. We are offering free show tickets to symposium attendees on Wed 13 Mar, 2:30pm and Sat 16 Mar, 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Contact learning@youngvic.org to book your tickets. Please note that tickets are limited and advanced booking is required.  

INNOVATE: Legacy & Learning Symposium
with elements co-designed with the CREATE Centre, Sydney
This project is supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme
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