Artsmark Connects: SEND Pupil Voice in the Arts

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Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill

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Join us at the Battersea Arts Centre for an evening exploring SEND pupil voice in the arts with teachers and artists.

The event will include;

  • Panel discussion: Discussing 'SEND Pupil Voice in the Arts' with a panel of teachers & adult artists with learning difficulties. The panel will be chaired by Tom Underwood and, include DJ, Paul Morrow & Leonie Elliott-Graves. Biogs for participants below.

  • CPD: An opportunity to try out multi-arts ideas with Corali Dance.

  • Discover: Hear how Artsmark can help your school and information about the A New Direction SEND Network and 'I Am & Tate Exchange Festival'.

  • Explore: Take a look around the Battersea Arts Centre Installation & Heritage Trail, open to schools all year round.

  • Networking: A chance for teachers and the cultural sector to network and share ideas and practice over a glass of wine.

Corali Dance

Corali is a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability. Our work is made through a process of artistic collaboration and we explore the relationship between dance and other art forms. Corali has performed at The Southbank Centre, Lilian Baylis, Tate, The British Museum and The Place Theatre. The company also tours its work nationally and internationally.

DJ

DJ is a performer, facilitator and role model. He was the first person with a learning disability to get a personal development grant from the Arts Council. As part of that funded project he did a Silver Arts Award (with Corali Dance Company), which included a placement with 3 companies: Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Jonzi D productions and New Adventures. He has a Diploma in Performance Making for Adults with learning disabilities from Central School of Speech and Drama with Access All Areas. With Corali he most recently led a residency in Jakarta as the lead dance tutor. He has performed extensively in London and the UK and also internationally. DJ has performed with Corali Dance Company, Spare Tyre, Access all Areas, CandoCo 2, Oily Carte Theatre Company, and Greenwich Dance Agency. He is also an Usher at the Unicorn Theatre.

Leonie Elliott-Graves

Leonie Elliott-Graves is the SEN Coordinator at Harris Academy Battersea. She is also a PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, researching the development of empowering playwriting and directing practices with artists with learning disabilities. Leonie has designed and delivered arts activities in advocacy, health, care and education settings with young people and adults with disabilities for over 10 years and has been awarded Public Engagement funding for her research into Safe Touch for people with disabilities in social care. Previously she has managed the Disabilities and Inclusion department at Wac Arts and coordinated its Advocacy Service for LAC children with learning disabilities in Camden.

Paul Morrow

Paul has spent 12 years working in SEND education, teaching art at Westminster Special schools. He has a MA in Art and Design in Education and a Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education from the Institute of Education. Paul has also worked as a consultant to the Royal Academy of Art and delivered workshops for the Arts and special Educational Needs and Disabilities Conference at the Museum of London. Paul is a practicing artist.

Tom Underwood

Tom has worked in SEND education for 10 years and is currently teaching at Garratt Park School. He trained as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama gaining a BA in Acting before working professionally in theatre, TV & film. Tom is currently an Advocate for A New Direction and has previously delivered workshops and talks for them at the Festival of Education, British Library & Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. Outside of school Tom is the chair of the MyRaynesPark Festival, a local community arts festival.

Suitable for:

  • Teachers working in SLD, MLD, PMLD & EBD settings.

  • Teachers working with pupils with SEN in a mainstream setting.

  • All those interested in inclusive artistic practice alongside those with learning difficulties.

  • Teachers, senior leaders, governors and members of the cultural sector are also welcome to attend.


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