We Need More Wilderness

02 Dec 2014

Tuesday 02 Dec 2014, 3.00pm–5.00pm

in the White Building Event Space



SPACE and The Legacy List are delighted to invite you to a sharing event with the artists of 2014’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Summer School and hear about our plans and ideas for 2015.
The Summer School is a unique opportunity for visual artists to open up their studios to the children and teachers in the boroughs neighbouring the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The programme supports creative learning for schoolchildren at transition stage, with a particular emphasis on how contemporary art can be used to support exploration. Schoolchildren learn and understand how artists get ideas, face challenges and are inspired to make new work. Teachers are encouraged to view the artists’ studios as a creative educational resource.

In 2014 the second Summer School offered three artist residencies centred around transition from primary to secondary education. Children and staff from 10 secondary schools in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Newham participated.

- Review of the 2014 Summer School from participating artists

- Plans for 2015 with links to the national curriculum

- Plans to extend the programme to include performing arts

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

This is a great opportunity for east London teachers, educationists and artists to gain advance notice, network together and find out how you can become involved in 2015. This event is also an opportunity for organisations planning to put forward proposals for the planned performing arts element of the summer school to find out more and ask SPACE and The Legacy List any questions they may have.

Location: The White Building, White Post Lane, E9 5EN 
Directions: Overground to Hackney Wick Station
Buses: 26 / 30 / 236 / 388 / 488

For more information, please contact Queen Elizabeth Park Summer School Project Manager Claire Cooke on claire@spacestudios.org.uk


SPACE partners, The Legacy List, are already on the funding case for the the Summer School 2015. You can support the programme by contributing (you choose how much) to the Big Give.