Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to announce that Children’s Art Week is back for 2019, running from Saturday 8 until Sunday 16 June. This annual campaign encourages venues and schools to participate by hosting an event, or running an activity that captures children’s imaginations and encourages creativity. Year after year Children’s Art Week creates an opportunity for children to engage with the arts and schools are being urged to take part.
Never Such Innocence (NSI) has successfully engaged almost 7,000 children from over 350 schools in 43 countries in commemorating the First World War through poetry, art and song. Today, the commemorative charity will celebrate its fourth and final centenary competition, in which children from across the world have submitted poems, artwork or songs inspired by the events of the Great War.
NSI launched the centenary competition last autumn and the winners have now been selected from every corner of the United Kingdom, as well as Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and the USA, to name but a few.
A Stockport-based community service has celebrated its 30th anniversary at a birthday party with friends, past and present.
Newbridge, which is run by North West charity the Together Trust, is a community day service for people with learning difficulties offering a diverse range of exciting and varied activities for people aged 18 to 30.
The sun shone on the birthday celebrations which saw staff and people who have accessed the service come together to mark the special occasion with a party filled with singing, dancing and reminiscing over the past three decades.