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28 January, 2005

Citizenship and creativity explored

The Citizenship Foundation recently collaboarted with Creative Partnerships to deliver a major national conference, Inspiring Citizenship, exploring the connections between the arts, creativity and Citizenship Education.

The free event, attended by 175 teachers and practitioners from the creative sector, took place at London's Barbican Centre on 24 January.

The day featured 21 active workshops and networking sessions.

Keynote presentations were made by Lord Phillips of Sudbury, President of the Citizenship Foundation; Estelle Morris, Minister for the Arts; Lord Puttnam, former film maker; Kenneth During, rapper; and students from Newlands School for Girls, Hull, and St. Michael's School, Billingham.

The conference was used to launch the first edition of The Source, a summary of Creative Partnerships' commitment to Citizenship Education, developed in partnership with the Citizenship Foundation.

The event concluded with a wine reception hosted by the Corporation of London.

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