- Date: 14 October 2009
- Area: National
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:
Circus Space, Hackney
Four Corners Film, Tower Hamlets
Greenwich Dance Agency, Greenwich
Millfield Arts Centre, Enfield
No.w.here, Tower Hamlets
Rich Mix, Tower Hamlets
Spread the Word, Lambeth
Stratford Circus, Newham
ARC, Stockton on Tees
The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
Action Factory, Blackburn
Community Arts North West, Manchester
The Halle, Manchester
Ludus Dance, Lancaster
Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool
More Music, Morecambe
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Pallant House, Chichester
Strange Cargo, Folkestone
The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
Take Art, South Petherton, Somerset
Craft Space, Birmingham
New Art Gallery, Walsall
The Project Group, Oswestry, Shropshire
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Action Space Mobile, Barnsley
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.