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The Virtuous Circle Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count by John Sorrell, Roberts Paul, Darren Henley

The Virtuous Circle Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count

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The Virtuous Circle Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count by John Sorrell, Roberts Paul, Darren Henley

We live in the age of creativity. It is integral to everything we do. It inspires innovation, improving our environment, our products, our businesses and the quality of our lives. The UK has become a creative nation, renowned throughout the world. This book argues that cultural and creative activities should form a vital part of the everyday lives of young people - that they are academically, physically, socially and emotionally enriching. Encompassing archaeology, architecture and the built environment, archives, craft, dance, design, digital arts, drama and theatre, film and cinemas, galleries, heritage, libraries, literature, live performance, museums, music, poetry and the visual arts, John Sorrell, Paul Roberts and Darren Henley offer a blueprint for a renewed approach to cultural and creative education that will be required reading whether you are a parent, a practitioner, an educator or a policymaker. Far too important to be regarded as entertaining optional extras, creativity and cultural education matter.

About the Author

SIR JOHN SORRELL CBE is a renowned advocate for creative education and for Britain's creative industries. He co-chairs the Sorrell Foundation, is chairman of UAL, the Creative Industries Federation and the London Design Festival and has been appointed by successive prime ministers as a UK Business Ambassador for the Creative Industries. PAUL ROBERTS OBE holds a range of non-executive directorships and advisory posts in the fields of culture, education and innovation. These draw on his career experience as teacher, schools inspector, director of education, managing director in local government and adviser to government on creative and cultural education. DARREN HENLEY OBE is managing director of Classic FM. His two independent government reviews into music and cultural education resulted in the creation of England's first National Plan for Music Education, new networks of Music Education Hubs and Heritage Schools, the BFI Film Academy and a new National Youth Dance Company.

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Publication date

6th November 2014


John Sorrell, Roberts Paul, Darren Henley

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Elliott & Thompson Limited


160 pages


Educational strategies & policy



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