Creative Schools Symposium 2022

WED 9 – THU 17 NOVEMBER 2022

We’re thrilled to bring a series of online and in-person events, for our 2022 annual Creative Schools + Creative Colleges Slow Symposium, taking place 9-17 November across the 7 East London Cultural Education Alliance’s (ELCEA) boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

This event is focusing on East London but is open to all educators across London and beyond.

Making links with Cultural Education Partnerships, the East Education Partners in the Queen Elizabeth Park, and cultural organisations, schools, and colleges across the wider East London area and offering a selection of highly interactive workshops, discussions, provocations, and ideas sharing.

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Free, flexible, and a fantastic opportunity to network, connect and get inspired.

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Creative Schools + Creative Colleges has been addressing real-world problems and championing creativity within East London schools for 7 years. Join this year’s event  and attend a flexible programme of in-person and online sessions.

Offering the opportunities for teachers and cultural partners to reflect, try out new learnings and to explore how creativity can bring social change from the climate and the environment to equality and diversity to inclusion and access and to happiness and wellbeing.

The Slow Symposium invites participation from schools, colleges and cultural organisations for online and in-person discussion, debate and discovery.

It will give food for thought and practical skills, tools and ideas to take back into classrooms and places of work.


Get a flavor of what our Ideas Sharing will involve through keynotes from a range of colleagues and young people.


Dominic Traynor will be sharing views on Creativity, Education and Social change .

This keynote will go live 5.30pm on WED 9th NOVEMBER.

Hear Dom below talking about  Turning schools into hotbeds for global change-reforming education, TEDxNorwichED


We will be hearing views, reflections and tips from Marcus Austin and Sel Adonu

Listen to them share their story below.


We will be hearing from Adam Morley and Georgina Rowlands about different ways to enter the Creative Industry and the change this can make from activism to equity.





Have a look at the range of workshops, events, and networking opportunities below

and BOOK  your place HERE 

BOOK  your place HERE 

Other relevant opportunities from our partners


The World Reimagined is bringing together over 40 globes from its successful London art trails to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 2nd to 17th November.

Bring your pupils along to the Park to explore as a self-directed visit and enjoy these ground-breaking globes across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, vibrant art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us so that we can make racial justice a reality, together. The globes explores black history with  themes ranging from Mother Africa to Still We Rise and Expanding Soul with an enormous range of interpretations and creative styles by globally renowned artists including Vashti Harrison, Phoebe Boswell and The World Reimagined’s Founding Artist Yinka Shonibare CBE.

The sculptures are an invitation for everyone from families, friends and local communities to talk together about how they understand their history; how the past—particularly the UK’s relationship with the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans—shapes the future; and how to act for social change to make racial justice a reality.

As people visit the globes, they will also be able to dive into an online collection of short, accessible stories that bring The World Reimagined’s Journey of Discovery themes – which explore the past, present and future – to life.