Pupils from St John's Primary School attending a workshop during Becky Beasley's exhibition "8th May 1904, Kingston" at the Stanley Picker Gallery, as part of  Muybridge in Kingston 2011"

Pupils from St John’s Primary School attending a workshop during Becky Beasley’s exhibition 8th May 1904, Kingston at the Stanley Picker Gallery, as part of Muybridge in Kingston 2011

London Schools Arts Service

Creative Education Networking Event
29 February 2012 4.30-7pm All Welcome

The Stanley Picker Gallery is showcasing the wealth of creative organisations based in Kingston upon Thames, by hosting a special networking event aimed at teachers from our local schools.

The London Schools Arts Service (LONSAS) invited the Stanley Picker Gallery to become involved with its Arts Council England funded outreach project to increase creative participation in schools which lack significant cultural engagement. The project has so far involved sourcing arts practitioners from the LONSAS arts directory to deliver taster workshops in schools in four targeted boroughs across London, in Kingston, Westminster, Barking & Dagenham and Hammersmith & Fulham.

LONSAS asked the Stanley Picker Gallery to host the Kingston networking event after several local teachers spoke highly of their existing involvement with the Gallery’s successful Participation Programme.  The event will provide the opportunity for teachers to build lasting partnerships with creative organisations and practitioners in Kingston, as well as for staff and students to meet Kingston University’s  local creative communities.

Local artists and organisations represented will include:
Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF); Kingston Museum; DJ Moyma; Orleans House Gallery; Balletboyz; Film Club; Chocolate Films; The Rose Theatre; South London Papermaking Cooporative; Orange Tree Theatre & a selection of other local, independent visual artists, poets, musicians and makers

Details of the event can be found on the LONSAS website.

Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email n.kay@kingston.ac.uk.