22 April, 6.30-8.30pm
The Government has recently announced plans to offer children five hours of access to arts and ‘high culture’ per week.
A newly established Youth Culture Trust will spend tens of millions of pounds overseeing this cultural entitlement providing new opportunities for all students to perform, attend exhibitions at galleries and museums, learn how to play a musical instrument, learn about and practise new media and digital art and get hands-on experience of the creative industries including film making, radio and TV.
But are these aspirations realistic in an already seemingly overcrowded school week?
Is it really the role of Government to prescribe how much and the types of culture children are exposed to?
What impact will these proposals have on the subsidised arts and culture sectors?
What should a cultural education programme include in the 21st century?
Should our art and culture be unconcerned with moral improvement?
These and other issues will be debated at A Culture Trip? hosted by Channel 4 on Tuesday 22 April with registration from 6pm, debate at 6.30–8.30pm, followed by networking drinks.
Speakers will include (subject to change)
Anna Cutler - Head of Learning at Tate Modern
The Rt. Hon Estelle Morris - Baroness Morris of Yardley
Helen Reddington – Musician and Lecturer
Jeremy Hunt – Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport & MP, South West Surrey
Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE - Minister of State for Culture , Creative Industries and TourismTony Lyng – Headteacher, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
The event will be chaired by Peter Jenkinson, OBE, Cultural Broker.