Impact of the Arts: Shaping the Child

LEAN’s Annual Arts Education Event for 2016 exploring the impact of arts participation on the development and identity of children and young people. 

Date: 25/05/2024 – 25/05/2024


Each year Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) holds an
arts and education event, as part of our Annual General Meeting, which
addresses current issues in our sector. The format is always different but
allows our members
to experience something stimulating; a talk, performance, workshop etc. There
is always the opportunity to discuss what has been experienced and network over
a glass of wine.


Join us at
our annual arts education event to:

  • See
    schools and different arts organisations’ creative work (including dance, music,
    film, visual arts and more)
  • Hear
    directly from children and young people taking part on  what doing arts activities means for them
  • Network
    over free wine and nibbles

Find out more about the programme here

This year, we
want to see and hear from children and young people, as well as those that work
with them. We believe that participating in and experiencing the arts has an
intrinsic impact on a person’s development, characteristics and sense of self. Through
watching creative work in action and entering to a discussion with the performers,
we hope to increase understanding of the role the arts play in developing the
whole person.

We have invited schools and arts organisations to show some creative
work/processes in action and, importantly, give
a voice to children and young people
. We hope that young people will talk
about their arts experiences/work, and answer questions from the audience of
artists, arts organisations,  teachers
and others (health professionals, council officers etc.) with the support of the
adults with them.

We also invite children and young people to
challenge the audience and ask searching questions of them.


This is a cross-sector event for anyone who works with
children and young people; with a special focus on our local community in

This is LEAN’s annual arts education event and will include
a short AGM. LEAN is in its
16th year
 of running events and working in the arts
education in Lewisham: 144 people attended our annual event in 2013 Taste, Create, Explore, Debate and 117 people at last year’s event Using
the Arts: Resilience and Wellbeing with Children and Young People.

Email Elizabeth or Jane with any questions.


 Forest Hill School, Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN. 

Feedback from previous participants: 

Very engaging and interactive even 

event was really inspiring

you very useful and enjoyable

It was
a brilliant event, very well organised and I would be really grateful to be
invited again!

you as ever. I always learn so much and it is incredible that these events are

Cancellation Policy

With further pressure on resources, we have to make sure events are full as possible and resources well utilised. If you fail to cancel a booked place before Tuesday 2nd February 2016, you will be charged £10.


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