Jul 04, 2018 4:00 PM

'Join us for an insider snapshot of the most vibrant array of Art World exhibitions and events on show in London this week. A handpicked perspective, drawn from the entire spectrum of our top exhibition spaces, museums, commercial galleries, foundations, artist studios, auction houses, and art fairs, will be well explored - including insights into new and undiscovered corners of the London art scene.' Speaker Bio: Jeffrey Boloten is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd., the education partner of art market research firm, ArtTactic. He was a director with several leading international publishers, including Penguin Books, and has held posts at the Tate and as General Manager of a London art college. Boloten is a frequent speaker and lecturer at international art fairs and conferences on topics including the global art, photography, and art investment markets. He is a Founding Member of PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, and is on the Advisory Board of the Photo Shanghai Art Fair. Centrepoint: Bedford Square Festival's Charity Partner  Donate Now Bedford Square Festival is proud to be in partnership with the charity Centrepoint and will be fundraising for the charity throughout the Festival. Centrepoint  is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people, they support over 9,000 16-25 year olds into housing and employment every year.All of Bedford Square Festival’s events are free, so we are asking festival goers whether they’d be able to donate to our charity partner. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and will help change lives.Donate As our events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.

May 21, 2018 6:30 PM

As part of this year’s Cityread London  literary festival, Gill Perry will give an Art History in the Pub talk that explore aspects of Jessie Burton’s novel, The Muse. Gill will talk about ‘Artists and Muses: Traces of Women’s Spaces’, in the studio, gallery and particularly in the home. Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place around the UK. They reflect the Association for Art History's commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by a general chat. Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that brings reading to life for the whole capital in a massive book group. Each spring, Cityread invites London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. Taking the chosen novel as a starting point, a month-long programme of book groups, author talks, workshops and other events takes place across London’s libraries, bookshops, museums and other venues. A brief synopsis of the The Muse In the summer of 1967 a young woman, Odelle Bastien, applies for a job at an upmarket gallery in St James’s, having arrived in London from Trinidad five years earlier. She dreams of being a writer but works at Dolcis shoe shop instead. A gallery director, Marjorie Quick, spots the young woman’s potential and offers her £10 a week as a typist. At a friend ’s wedding reception, Odelle meets Lawrie, who has recently inherited a painting of a lion he thinks might be worth something. The gallery director is very interested, though on glimpsing the picture she looks as though she’s seen a ghost. The mystery of the painting’s provenance is by degrees unveiled in the novel’s other timeframe, southern Spain in 1936. Nineteen-year-old Olive Schloss has just moved to the big house with her parents, Viennese art dealer Harold and glamorous mother Sarah - an heir of the family condiments business. Olive has turned down the offer of a place at the Slade. She meets Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, backstairs offspring of the local landowner, who waste no time insinuating themselves into the Schloss household. The suspense lies in whether they mean to help or harm. Teresa, only 16, believes Olive to be an artistic; Isaac, also an artist, is a political agitator seeking funds for a revolution (a fact the Schloss family prefer to ignore). Between them a plan is hatched to dupe Harold, secure the patronage of Peggy Guggenheim and launch a major new talent on the international art scene.

Jul 04, 2018 9:30 AM

GCSE Boost                                  Supporting your least able grades 1-4 All exam boards - AQA EDUQAS OCR Presenters: Louise Davies and Jacqui Keepin      This course focuses on the new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition and how it is possible to support lower ability learners through the course and improve their performance. It provides intervention strategies and ideas that you can implement immediately with your Y10 and Y11. This course covers all boards AQA, EDUQAS and OCR Food Preparation and Nutrition.   GCSE and your lower ability learners: Overview   -          What are the issues for lower ability learners on the new courses and how can they be addressed?  -          Some common SEND and how these can be supported in class Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Moderate Learning Difficulties -          Choosing your board and exam. What are the alternatives to the GCSE exam for lower ability learners?  -          Examining the specific issues in your group and developing an intervention plan to increase performance  Back to Basics –   Practical ideas to help with teaching and assessment     Planning and teaching  -          Focusing on essential content – knowledge organisers, targeting and simplifying  -          Tools that help the content stick, making learning fun  -          Grouping students for support, but also depth and challenge  -          Questioning techniques to build knowledge and understanding  -          Focusing on key practical skills and developing higher level skills over time  -          Working to strengths and building confidence and independence        Assessment  -          Effective differentiation and providing different amounts of support during the assessment process, scaffolding and intervention within the JCQ regulations  -          Practice, mocks, tests, self-review/assessment and preparation for NEA  -          Where to gain marks in NEA1  -          Where to gain marks in NEA 2  -          Brain science and what this tells us about how to prepare students for the written paper   Extended day with a VIP Behind the Scenes tour and higher level skills workshop with the Chef - this will take place around 3.30-4.45pm    All teachers will be given access to a Digital delegate folder that will contain the presentations and handouts, example interventions, support templates, and checklists that you can use with your classes         Presenters - Louise Davies and Jacqui Keepin         Louise T Davies (Founder Food Teachers Centre) has been in food education for over 30 years. She is currently working for the United Nations School Food and Nutrition Education programme, and also offers advice to Department for Education (as Adviser on 2016 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition) and other key food education organisations. Her career spans teaching and senior leadership in schools, but also curriculum development and teacher training at the Royal College of Art, Brunel University, Bath Spa University, South Bank University and the Open University. She has also been an Ofsted ITE Additional Inspector.   With six years at Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) advising government on D&T national curriculum and examinations and eight years as Deputy Chief Executive at the D&T Association, Louise led innovation across a diverse range of high profile curriculum and professional development programmes. She is nationally recognised for ground breaking work in food education (Food in Schools programmes, Licence to Cook, Active Kids Get Cooking and the School Food Champions programme. She’s a prolific author with over 50 D&T textbooks and award winning multi-media resources.   As founder of the Food Teachers Centre, she has won awards for her work with the community (2018 Outstanding Contribution to D&T Excellence Award, Global Excellence 2017 Best Nutritional Health School Engagement programme and 2017 Best Public Health Sugar Reduction Awareness Campaign) and is recognized by Facebook as a Power Admin for one of the “most active, engaging and influential groups on the Facebook platform”. More Jacqui Keepin’s skills span both industry and education, she became a Food Teachers Centre Associate in 2017. She initially trained and worked as a chef in the catering industry and she also has 25 years’ experience of teaching at all levels (KS3, GCSE and A level) and was most recently Head of Technology at Parkstone Grammar School in Dorset.  Jacqui was the Principal Examiner for GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology and held the post for the past 10 years, this involves writing the GCSE paper, setting the controlled assessment tasks and leading the moderation process.    She has also been a moderator and assistant examiner for GCSE Catering.   In 2015 she was involved in the writing of sample assessment materials for the new specification GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.  An author and co-writer of ‘Food Preparation and Nutrition’ (Hodder Education).  (Hodder Education) and EDUQAS Revision Guide (Collins). Costs and Booking (via Eventbrite) From only £180 +VAT  All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Food Teachers Centre uses Eventbrite (as many organisations do) to automate the bookings via credit card.   When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.   PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL- SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.   If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.     Only £180 +VAT 9.30-3.30   Bristol University of West England Tuesday 26th June https://gcseboostbristol.eventbrite.co.uk Liverpool Everton Football Club Monday 2nd July http://gcseboostliverpool.eventbrite.co.uk Mansfield Frederick Gent School Tuesday 3rd July http://gcseboostmansfield.eventbrite.co.uk Southampton Brookfield School Wednesday 11th July http://gcseboostsouthampton.eventbrite.co.uk London Westminster Kingsway College Thursday 12th July http://gcseboostlondon.eventbrite.co.uk     Your personal information is not passed onto third parties   DATA PROTECTION – how we access and protect your personal information. PLEASE NOTE: Food Teachers Centre will never pass your information onto third parties. When you sign up with Eventbrite Eventbrite takes your booking via credit card, these details are not passed to the Food Teachers Centre The ticket buyer email/school address are passed to Food Teachers Centre so that we can send you a ticket and invoice for the training you have booked. This information is kept under password protection in our financial records for 6 years (HMRC requirement). No credit card details are ever given to us, or kept by us These details are only viewed by the course planner and presenter and are password protected. For example, we collect information about special access or dietary needs. For some training and registration you are asked to give information about your expertise: -          For accredited courses, such as Food Safety in Classrooms, it is an exam board requirement that we assess previous learning and take this into account when planning differentiated learning. -          For accredited courses, such as Culinary Arts, questions are asked to ensure that the applicant meets SFA funding requirements. - For other courses, we may ask details about the exam board courses that you teach, and what you would like help with, these are to help us plan a suitable day, but are optional questions. - When registering for the Resource Bank, we ask you details to be able to verify your identity and contribution to the Closed group, to gain access to the resources. When you book with us, we always ask for your school contact details, the course presenter uses this to: -          Send you your ticket and invoice-          Send you important delegate joining instructions, maps, handouts and link to the digital course folder, plus post event evaluation.-          Get in touch with you if there is an important change to the course for any reason, for example the school is closed due to Snow -          Send you a 48-hour reminder ahead of the course, with your ticket needed for registration   We may also use these details to: -          Provide a guest list (with full name and school name, plus any access/dietary needs) for the venue, to allow entry to schools under safeguarding processes. We do not allow venues to have your email address or personal details. -          Send you details of the next Food Teachers Centre course in your region You can unsubscribe and re-subscribe at any time. Food Teachers Centre cannot be held responsible for you not receiving important information about a course that you are booked on if you have unsubscribed or blocked us. We do not pass your details on to any other company. These links may be helpful in manging your subscription to Eventbrite Video on managing Eventbrite subscriptions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFyzfDoU3ws Help Centre advice on managing Eventbrite subscriptions https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/How_To/how-to-manage-your-email-preferences?lg=en_GB Eventbrite Privacy Policy - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy?lg=en_GB Terms and conditions Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket, but we are happy to transfer your booking if there is space on another event. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavor to run the day as advertised.   About the Food Teachers Centre  FOOD TEACHER CENTRE is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. It provides a platform to exchange best practice, give advice and support to less experienced teachers, answering practical concerns and keeping them abreast of the latest curriculum changes. A one-stop shop for like-minded professionals who seek help and information. It is free to take part and is facilitated through a closed on-line group, safeguarding the conversations of the teaching staff. The idea of a 'Teacher's Centre' is a response to the lack of local and national specialist support and diminishing Continuing Professional Development with the demise of local authority advisers ASTs, lead practitioners and supporting organisations. The Centre utilises new technologies, not requiring a physical space in new times, but providing the same high quality service that our traditional teachers centres were recognised for. The Food Teachers Centre is a place of creative and innovative ideas and action practical solutions learning and sharing To join the closed group, simply visit www.facebook.com/groups/foodteacherscentre    Bright Ideas Food and Health Consulting Ltd  Registered Office 69-71 East Street Epsom Surrey KT17 1BP    Registered No 9096275    VAT No 189 4024 84        

May 30, 2018 7:00 PM

London networking club | Networking Event  Join our exclusive networking event for influencers, innovators and leaders sharing interests, experiences and ideas. Mix up your after-work routine by coming along to a swanky venue to meet people from a range of industries across the city. This is the perfect event if you're keen on growing your social and professional network. Grow your business & Professional Network in Style... Are you ready for interesting conversations with a diverse range of London based professionals? Most people know that meeting new people (networking) helps UK SME's generate a potential £9.45bn revenue a year but they still stick to their boring routine of home, work, sleep, repeat! Break the mould and mix up what you do outside of your usual friendship circles. Grab a Drink & Upgrade your City Lifestyle Come along to grand surroundings of The Hilton London Tower Bridge for an informal chance to build and strengthen your professional network. Networking events can be a great way to either grow your business or professional network but it does take time. We have a reserved space where you either work the room and have a chat with everyone or you could sit and exchange ideas, information and resources. What not to expect We have all been to events where everyone is trying to sell you something or they will not invest any time in a conversation with you because you're in a different industry. Mai Tai Events are not like that. Our events are one of a kind... Just like you! We don't want to run networking events where people behave like drones and they go around the room (awkwardly) talking about how brilliant their brand is. We know you're fab but we want to get to know a little bit about you and what you do because that allows genuine connections to be made. You can opt in or out of a one-minute pitch which most attendees find really useful. This is followed by free-flowing networking activities which will allow you to have conversations with others and build connections instead of just collecting business cards! This set up might not mean instant leads but it is a great way to allow for collaboration and discussion where genuine professional partnerships can be made. There are no restrictions on the number or type of industry that people work in but registration is important for us to get feedback and continually improve the events we arrange. Drinks and nibbles are complementary. For the most recent testimonials click here or watch the videos here. We are a friendly bunch at Mai Tai so feel free to follow us on Twitter or Facebook if that's your thing. See you soon Shar FAQ How many people attend your events? We allow a minimum of 15 people to book each event so that you actually get a chance to talk to people instead of handing out business cards to everyone. Do you have any networking etiquette rules? Yes - our event is all about sharing interests, ideas and experiences so it is really important that don't leave your personality at home. We want to get to know you as well as find out about what you do! For more info read our blog here https://www.maitaigroup.com/blog/The-Art-of-Networking Who attends Mai Tai Events? Mai Tai Events are open to professional Londoners and business owners. Why do I need to give feedback after attending events or activities? It is really helpful for us to know how you find the event so that we can refine them and make them as enjoyable as possible. What should I expect at the networking events? Take your professional networking to the next level in a great venue with a variety of people from a range of industries.

Jul 04, 2018 11:00 AM

Twice a year, London’s major auction houses hold sales of Impressionism and Modern art. Available to view in the days leading up to the auction, the sales include works by some of the great artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, providing an opportunity for the public to view major paintings that they might never have a chance to see again. This talk, by Dr Bernard Vere, Programme Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design, looks at the results of the most recent sales that took place earlier this month. Speaker Bio: Bernard Vere is Programme Director of the MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. He specializes in modern art from the late-19th to mid-20th century. His latest book, Sport and modernism in the Visual Arts, c. 1909–1939 appeared earlier this year and he is also the author of a number of essays on modern British art. He was awarded his PhD in 2006 from the London Consortium (Tate, ICA, Birkbeck College and Architectural Association). Dr Vere is an elected member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and has served on the Executive Steering Committee of the British Association of Modernist Studies. twitter: @BernardVere Instagram: @bernardvere Centrepoint: Bedford Square Festival's Charity Partner Donate Now Bedford Square Festival is proud to be in partnership with the charity Centrepoint and will be fundraising for the charity throughout the Festival. Centrepoint  is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people, they support over 9,000 16-25 year olds into housing and employment every year.All of Bedford Square Festival’s events are free, so we are asking festival goers whether they’d be able to donate to our charity partner. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and will help change lives.Donate As our events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.

Jun 06, 2018 6:00 PM

Come and join us here at Sunny Art Centre on June 6th - 8th for a Pop Up Art Fair where a mixture of creative people from a variety of disciplines will be joining us. All the work at the fair will be of an affordable price and available for purchase on the evening. Refreshments will be available during the opening night where you will a chance to mingle with a variety of talented artists and art enthusiasts.  We hope to promote a relaxed environment where artists and guests can spark up conversations about their practice, artworks and all areas of the creative world.  The tickets for this event give you access to the private view held the 6th between 18:00 and 21:00 pm and to the fair held the 7th-8th, all day from 10:30am to 16:00pm. You can reserve a ticket for any particular day and time (even if you reserve a ticket for the 7th or 8th June, they will still grant you with access to the private view).

May 31, 2018 6:30 PM

For this year's London History Day we'll be doing another special Art History in the Pub event with filmmaker and author Michael Smith. The talk and film screening will look to peel back the layers of the historic city, and view old and new through a contemporary lens of art and art history. We will be screening Michael Smith’s East End video trilogy 'Lost in London', 'Drift Street' and 'Mystery River'. Followed by Q&A with Trevor Horsewood, Association for Art History Campaigns Manager and producer of 'Mystery River'. Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place in London around the UK. They reflect the Association for Art History's commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community.

Jul 12, 2018 6:30 PM

6pm - doors open; private view of the exhibition 6:30pm - event begins Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series. The National Socialist exhibition of “Degenerate Art” in Munich was visited by over two million people during the summer of 1937. Abroad too, the show made headlines, widely reported across the French, British and American press. This talk will explore the attempts made in the following months to counter this attack on German modernist art. The most important of these: the exhibition of Twentieth Century German Art, which took place at London’s New Burlington Galleries in the summer of 1938. In particular the talk will explore the vital role of German émigrés in this ground-breaking exhibition, both as organisers and as lenders. About the Speaker Dr. Lucy Wasensteiner is an art historian specialising in German modernism, National Socialist cultural policy and provenance research. She wrote her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art on the topic of the London exhibition Twentieth Century German Art. She is the curator of a restaging of Twentieth Century German Art, which will take place at the Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee in Berlin during autumn 2018, and is co-curator of the London 1938 exhibition at The Wiener Library. Can't attend but want to receive news of other upcoming events? Sign up here.

Aug 16, 2018 5:30 PM

The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political. Here, we look at two interventions into Ebola. Artist Mary Beth Heffernan talks about the psychosocial benefits of her project to humanise the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by health care workers during the outbreak. Gillian McKay, who co-ordinated a public health intervention in Sierra Leone in 2014/15, is now researching the impact the outbreak had on family planning services, and how “no-touch” and PPE policies altered the patient-provider relationship. Image Credit: Mary Beth Heffernan, Personal Protective Equipment (photo: Mark Campos) Accessibility Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome. This event will be live subtitled with Speech-to-text reporting. There is also a hearing loop in the lecture room, and portable hearing loops are available if requested in advance.

May 25, 2018 10:30 AM

This walk around the Shoreditch area will be centred around 'Street Art' in the region. Starting at Liverpool Street Station at 10.30am you will head in the direction of Shoreditch, seeing Fashion Street and Brick Lane, returning to Liverpool Street via the Truman Brewery and Spitalsfield Market finishing around 12.30pm.. Expect to get great pictures of: Incredible murals in Brick Lane  The hustle and bustle of street stalls around Truman's Brewery  Hipster chic in Spitalsfield Market For a full list of all our photo walks, and what you will be required to bring with you on your photography tour we recommend you take a look at our website: Park Cameras School of Photography - London Photo Walks Please note that you will receive an email from us a day or two before the event with full meeting point instructions and suggestions on what to bring with you.

Jul 07, 2018 9:30 AM

Textiles GCSE/A Level Art & Design:  Advanced Practical Techniques & Skills workshop linked to contextual research and schemes of work.  This course is aimed at textiles and art teachers who are either new to teaching GCSE/A Level Art & Design or those who want to develop exciting new ideas for schemes of work and improve exam results. Previous attendees will get the opportunity to learn and practice more advanced and new skills and further develop fresh, innovative ideas for schemes of work -  NB Please email before booking if you have attended a previous course.  Learn and practice new and exciting skills that will enhance your teaching Develop learning from KS3, creating independent, confident and ethusiastic learners at KS4/5. Promote, gain recognition and improve the uptake of your subject and establish a presence in the school and the community. See Hillview School exemplar work, as used by Pearson/Edexcel on their web site.  What to expect on the day: Morning Session:  Developing skills and techniques Innovative ways in which students can explore, investigate and express ideas through drawing and mark making from primary sources, expelling the myths of 'I can't draw'. Ideas for themes and schemes of work. Techniques and processes across all areas of study incl. constructed, printed, digital and fashion. Innovative use of the heatpress. Advancing contextual ideas using a variety of techniques incl. freehand machine embroidery and sublimation printing. Links to KS4 Art & design Specifications: ‘students will be able to develop a range of drawing techniques and processes in order to communicate developing ideas clearly whilst exploring ideas visually, through the act of mark-making…..observations experimenting with various tools, materials and techniques’. Afternoon Session: Developing mark making and primary research into refined ideas for practical outcomes linked to a variety of artists and designers. Further practical workshops: Exploring new innovative artists, designers and craftspeople. How to relate these artists and designers to creative practical workshops and outcomes. Taking mark making through the creative process to an outcome. Links to KS4 Art & design Specifications: ‘students will be able to contextualise their research and ideas, drawing inspiration from artists and designers. Students will also evaluate the art, craft and design they study, and develop an appreciation of the impact it has on their own work and that of others.’     Benefits of the Training:  Support and ideas for great lessons, schemes of work and improved exam performance. Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.  Develop best practices in teaching and learning and be able to use these to create a dynamic course that is fast paced and engaging. Life long learning in continuing professional development.  An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.  Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.  Plan the future for the subject in your school with confidence.  Establish and promote a vital position in the school for the subject, (fashion shows, competitions, charity events, assemblies and whole school events) HILLVIEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Tonbridge, Kent): 2016 GCSE Grades: 52% of students achieved A-A*2015 & 2016 A Level Grades 100% A*2017 - A Level 100% A-A*; GCSE 70% A-A* Moderators comments: “Textiles candidates personal portfolios were brimming with ideas, experiments and references to textile and fashion designers as well as fine artists. Overall the submission was expceptional in the engagment and industry and imaginative use of materials'. 2016 'In Textiles, the standard of the work was outstanding…The course structure was strong. Finished pieces were often exciting and innovative. The individuality of the candidates was clearly seen in the diversity of colours, styles and techniques carefully annotated in work books and then displayed in the final outcomes.” “The course gave candidates a very strong framework on which to build a response to the theme. Ideas were developed showing depth and thought so that the work of the highest achieving candidates was original, creative and in-depth.” 2015  TIMES:  9:30 - 15:30 All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.  YOUR PRESENTER:    Nicky Simpson   BA(Hons) Textiles Design: Specialising in print. Nicky has had 22 years’ experience in the fashion industry in London working as a print designer and colourist for a French mill in Lyon. She has designed for stores from Marks and Spencer to River Island. For the past 12 years Nicky has been in teaching and now Head of Fashion & Textiles at Hillview School for Girls in Kent. Her ‘A’ Level grades for the past 2 years have been 100% A*. The GCSE moderators comment quoted ‘the standard of the work was outstanding’. Nicky has delivered tutorials at the Knitting and Stitching show on behalf of the Textile Institute as well as mentored several graduate trainees. Nicky leads a thriving department, full of innovation and creativity.Each year she runs a catwalk show as well as pop up shops in the local community and her students have won in every category in Young Fashion Designer for the past 7 years and in 2016 won A2 Young Designer of the Year South East.  WHAT TEACHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT NICKY'S EVENTS: 'Having been to one of Nicky's workshops, I used one of her lessons and received an 'Outstanding' observation.' Amy H. 'Superb day - so inspirational! So much covered and a LOT of new skills learnt. Thanks!!' Jessie L. 'Loads of info which was GREAT. All really useful & relevant. Brilliant starting point for newish Art & Design teacher. Thank you so much.' Rebecca F. 'Fabulous presenter. Gave loads + loads of information and ideas. I feel really inspired! Loved the practical samples we did. Would highly recommend!' Wendy P. 'A great course with lots of hands-on sampling. Great idea to hold it in a school which is much more realistic than an outside venue, gives ideas on taking creative inspiration back to the classroom'. 'Fantastic day, really useful and applicable to both Art and D&T subjects. Thanks!' (No increase in 2017 prices and previous attendee loyalty concession available (please email for details) COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRITE:    £ 165 / DAY  + VAT All of the Textile Skills Academy events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textiles Skills Academy uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.  PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.  If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily. 

Oct 22, 2018 9:30 AM

Arabic language-and-culture learning through the arts: from principles to practice. Professional development programme based on the innovative toolkit ‘Language in Art and the Work of Ali Omar Ermes’ and developed at Goldsmiths, University of London. An exciting new resource for Arabic learning and teaching has recently been developed at Goldsmiths, University of London. Based on a cross-curricular approach to language learning, the resource focuses on the role played by written language in art with a special focus on the amazing work of the renowned Arab artist, Ali Omar Ermes. It contains many stimulating activities to enable students to engage with the art work and to develop language skills at the same time. For full details, please visit https://www.gold.ac.uk/educational-studies/teacherscentre/ Practical Information This one day course will start in London (10/03/18) and will then be repeated in Leeds (17/03/18), Sheffield (23/06/18), Edinburgh (24/09/18) and London again (October – November 2018). The number of participants for all sessions will be limited to 20 and tickets will be allocated on the first come first served basis. There are no tuition fees but there will be a non-returnable registration fee of £30. You can book now on this page for the first session in London. More information about how to register for sessions outside London will be published at the beginning of 2018 on https://www.gold.ac.uk/educational-studies/teacherscentre/. For more information about our language projects you can also visit our WordPress webpage. “We thank Qatar Foundation International for generously part funding this event” Please note that this session will be recorded for education and information purposes.