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The Learning Revolution

  • Date: 14 October 2009
  • Area: National
The Learning Revolution

The Learning Revolution.

Published last March, The Learning Revolution white paper set out the Government’s commitment to support informal adult and family learning and participatory work. It advocates community partnerships between learning providers and other sectors, and innovative use of space to allow activity to take place in the midst of communities.

Since The Learning Revolution was issued, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been working with a wide range of partners across all sectors to present a national festival of adult learning this October.

Using a grant from BIS, we have contracted with 42 regularly funded organisations to deliver programmes of adult learning activity throughout the month that are planned to reach more than 10,000 people, with classes often being targeted at excluded social groups. The participating organisations are:

Bedford Creative Arts, Bedford
Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
Dance East, Ipswich
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton

East Midlands
High Peak Community Arts, New Mills, Derbyshire
Soft Touch, Leicester

Circus Space, Hackney
Four Corners Film, Tower Hamlets
Greenwich Dance Agency, Greenwich
Millfield Arts Centre, Enfield, Tower Hamlets
Rich Mix, Tower Hamlets
Spread the Word, Lambeth
Stratford Circus, Newham

North East
ARC, Stockton on Tees
The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

North West
Action Factory, Blackburn
Community Arts North West, Manchester
Cultureword, Manchester
The Halle, Manchester
Ludus Dance, Lancaster
Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool
More Music, Morecambe

South East
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Pallant House, Chichester
Strange Cargo, Folkestone

South West
Acta, Bristol
The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
Take Art, South Petherton, Somerset

West Midlands

Craft Space, Birmingham
Dancexchange, Birmingham
New Art Gallery, Walsall
The Project Group, Oswestry, Shropshire
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

Action Space Mobile, Barnsley
Artlink, Hull
Greentop Circus, Sheffield
Kala Sangam
, Bradford
Heads Together, Huddersfield
Mind the Gap, Bradford
Proper Job, Huddersfield
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

You can find listings for the contributions of these organisations, alongside all other events related to the festival, on the Direct Gov website.

For further information on the Arts Council's work, please contact Vipavee Vimolmal .

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