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A Sense of Self: Swindon's past, present and future diversity

A free seminar for arts, culture, education, heritage and community groups.

Monday 19 October, 2-4:30pm, The Platform, Swindon, SN1 5BJ

An informal, inclusive and interactive afternoon exploring :

• Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity
• Ways into funding
• Sharing of best practise
• ‘British Values’ in the new National Curriculum
• Developing a community and sense of ‘place’
• Business and Cultural partnership work

Helen Miah and Nick Stephenson (SBC Change Lead: Equality and Diversity) have been shaping the plans with Ruth Kapadia, ACE SW Diversity Manager.

The intention is to have a friendly analysis on how to go about sharing, assessing and reflecting Swindon’s diversity through arts and community projects. Current activities include:

•Cllr Garry Perkins gives us an introduction to Swindon’s diverse community history (a talk he once gave to Sandi Toksvig on Radio 4)

•Tangle, the new SW Black and African Caribbean Theatre Company, will introduce their programme

•Amanda Rice, Nationwide Building Society, Head of Culture and Inclusion will share their award-winning business approach

•Helen Swanson, Head of Drove Primary, Swindon’s most diverse primary will engage us with their experience

It would be wonderful if the attendance could reflect Swindon’s full diversity.

To book a place on this seminar, please contact Mark Powell at Sixth Sense Theatre Company for Young People -

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