Join us for Creating the Future!

Take a look at our full day's itinerary, and what to expect from the first Creating the Future conference.

Creating the Future: Challenging Perspectives and Expanding Horizons for Young People

Our group of Changemakers, five young creatives are pleased to announce the full line up of the Creating the Future Conference, taking place this June.

Joined by keynote speakers at the inspiring Curve Theatre, Leicester, plus live streams from Royal Opera House, London, Creating the Future will look at the role of the arts, creativity & culture in improving opportunities for children and young people and what it means to be a young person in society today.

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10:15 – 11:00
An engaging and vibrant start to the day see’s keynote talks from Nadia Whittome, Lisa McKenzie, and Sam Cairns. This will be a chance for you to hear all about what it is like for children and young people to play and learn in 2019, from multiple perspectives.

11:00 – 11:15
The Act 16+ Group, from the Curve Young Company, will perform ‘Audition’, an engaging, visual and physical piece centred on the difficulties on forging a career in the arts.

11.15 – 11:40
Indulge in a short comfort break, consisting of coffee and networking. Along with the opportunity to engage with our vibrant interactive exhibition located on the Mezzanine. This exhibition will consist of work from artists Jenny Hibberd and Roma Patel.

Mid-Morning ‘Slido’, which will bring up on screen your key questions and the discussions happening around them.

11:40 – 12:25
Dynamic, hands-on, and informative workshops led by exciting organisations such as Talent25, Beatfreeks, and PEER Gallery will be taking place. Offering delegates the opportunity to interact, sharing and adopting new ways of working.

12:25 – 13:15
Tasty lunch, sparkling conversation, and another chance to engage with the interactive art exhibition.

Image of Nadia Whittome speaking into a microphone
Lisa McKenzie speaking

13:20 – 14:30
The Royal Opera House keynote speakers will be live streamed, and tackling issues on what roles the arts play in enabling children and young people to thrive. Keynote speakers such as Baroness Beeban Kidron, Adam Annand & Dominic Wyse, and Pat Thomson will be live streamed.

Before these speakers, another ‘Slido’ presentation will appear, further highlighting the important questions asked by the delegates.

14:35 – 15:00
Breakout sessions consisting of round table discussions between the delegates will give everyone the opportunity will engage with one another. After a day full of speakers and breakout session, we anticipate everyone will be eager to share their own perspectives.

Prior to these breakout sessions, our continual ‘Slido’ evaluation will be presented.

15:00 – 15:20
Short comfort break.

15:20 – 15:45
Baby People, and the young people they work with, will deliver a short yet vibrant performance. Followed by a lively discussion on their ways of working, and what impact it has had on young people.

15:50 – 16:15
Panel discussion between Lucy McNab (ACE), Kirsteen Thomson (Green Party), Jasbir Mann (Educator) and selected young people, discussion how the cultural and educational sector move forward.

16:15 – 16:30
Final address and pledge from the Change Makers, followed by a spoken word poem from Charley Genever.

Throughout this, our penultimate ‘Slido’ evalution will be screened. Emphasising the summary of the day.

Creating the Future: Challenging Perspectives and Expanding Horizons for Young People will be held at Curve Theatre, Leicester, Rutland Street, LE1 1SB, Friday 28 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm