Interactive CPD Opportunities

Poets & Workshops, Sunday, 13th May, People’s History Museum



Here are two fantastic CPD opportunities for teachers, writers and art practitioners in the next couple of months. 
The first event, The Cultural Exchange, is free, open to all and suitable for people of all ages. The performance poets of the day will include Terry Caffrey, Mandy Coe, Kate Fox, Anjum Malik and Tony Walsh. You will find them performing around the museum throughout the day, with opportunities to find out more about how they can work with schools to develop pupils’ writings and enjoyment of literature. Other practitioners and organisations will also be on hand to give details about their projects, competitions, venues, workshops and events.  As well as workshops and activities that include book-making, living history sessions and giant knitting with most of the city’s museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, festivals, writers and arts practitioners will be showcasing their offers for families and schools. 
Come and find out what’s on offer to schools in June/July 2012, including a taster of Manchester Children’s Book Festival events, and pick up some great ideas and contacts to help in your planning for the 2012/13 school year.  As well as the schools’ offers, this event is suitable for the whole family and open to all with fun activities to occupy and stimulate all ages. Remember, free entry and all welcome – no need to book. 
Survive and Subvert Conference, 28th & 29th June, MMU’s Geoffrey Manton Building 
The second is the Survive and Subvert CPD Conference launching the 2012 Manchester Children’s Book Festival. In a comprehensive programme co-ordinated by Mandy Coe, guest speakers include Michael Rosen, Mick Waters and Levi Tafari.  A suite of practical, critical and creative workshops and debates will focus on maintaining passion and creativity in teaching in the face of cuts to Arts and Education funding.  All participants will leave armed with a ‘Survival Kit’ containing resources and ideas that will ensure impact and legacy long beyond the conference.   


Suitable for anyone involved with or interested in teaching children and young people of all ages. Further details can be found on The full programme will be available shortly and will be distributed to senior staff in schools, posted on the MCBF website and emailed to everyone on our mailing list.  Flag up the dates now and book your places to ensure you don’t miss out.

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