Re-imagine Learning - February 27
Engaging children with big topics using art and creativity
27 February, 7-9pm
Lighthouse, BN1 4AJ
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A exploring how art and creativity can be used to engage children in big and sometimes challenging subject matter. This event is open to all but will be of particular interest to arts, culture and education professionals working with children.
Artists, producers and educators Dan Locke, Persephone Pearl, Megan Leckie and Melanie Terrade will share their approaches to engaging children with issues such as climate change, community and the environment. The panel will discuss their experiences of running events and workshops, and look at how art can be used as a tool to capture children’s imaginations and encourage them to take an active role in their own futures.
Doors and bar open: 6.30pm
Panel and Q&A: 7pm
Networking drinks: 8-9pm
Tickets: £5 standard / £3.50 concession plus booking fee. All tickets include a drink from the bar.
Originally trained in art and archaeology, Melanie has worked in education and healthcare as well as an archaeologist and archaeological illustrator in labs, museums and fieldwork. She set up Tinkamel Ltd to share her passion for art, science and technology. Tinkamel offers workshops where participants can discover, play and explore. The aim is to encourage people to cross boundaries, think critically and creatively, question the world around them and find solutions.
ONCA’s Persephone Pearl is an artist and producer who believes in the use of creativity to approach big, difficult questions. Collaboration and accessibility are at the heart of her practice. She’s committed to the role of the arts in social and ecological regeneration and co-founded Feral Theatre and Lost Species Day.
Daniel is a Brighton-based graphic novelist. His first full length work, Out of Nothing, a collaboration with with artist David Blandy, was published in 2017 by Nobrow Press. He is currently finishing his second book, Two Heads, this time with author Alex Frith, and neuroscientists, Professors Uta and Chris Frith. Two Heads will be published later this year in the UK by Bloomsbury Press and in the USA by Scribner. Daniel has often worked on projects that engage with ideas surrounding climate change, the notion of Rewilding and the environment.
Megan is the co-founder and co-director of BlockBuilders C.I.C. where she focuses on community engagement, workshop facilitation, and project management. Over the last 4 years Megan, and her business partner Joe Palmer, have grown BlockBuilders into youth engagement specialists. They use Minecraft to create educational experiences within the built environment, ecology, and history.
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Re-imagine Sessions are part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), Student Centre Zagreb / Izlog Festival (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), SPEKTRUM (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).
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