Festival of Creativity

4th Jul 2022

Education Durham
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
Respond By
01 July 2022

NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

Do you want to help children and young people discover creativity?


Do you want to explore ways to bring creativity to life?


Do you want to use creativity to promote wellbeing?


Come and join Durham as we learn from colleagues and friends nationally and internationally to explore and be inspired by creative practice!


A week-long event online from 4 July to 8 July 2022 exploring creativity in education through a variety of multi-media, including presentations from regional, national and international speakers, live interactive workshops, a podcast series and more:



Watch engaging presentations from regional, national and international speakers.



Access articles, research, recordings and more to support your creative journey.



Come along to five fun virtual workshops designed to spark curiosity and creative thinking.



Listen to inspirational episodes from educators, cultural organisations, Durham creatives and children/ young people.


Creative community

Become part of our community of creative thinkers across schools, universities and the cultural sector.


Durham creatives

Connect with the Durham creatives to hear how they are bringing creativity to life in their everyday offer.


Our exciting line-up of creatives includes:

Suzanne Axelsson: Interaction Imagination, Sweden
Martin Bailey: Director of Animate 2 Educate
Niki Buchan: International Education Consultant, New Zealand
Captain Chemistry: KS1 and KS2 science workshop leader
Craig Conway: Actor and producer
Jim Friedman: Curator of World Creativity and Innovation Week, USA
Kevin Graal: Talking Tales storyteller
Petr Horacek: Illustrator
Jane Kennedy: Senior Professional Development Advisor
Professor Bill Lucas: Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning
Hayley Peacock: Head Teacher at Atelier 21 Future School
Kate Stephenson: Education Advisor for PESSPA
Ian Stewart: Head of Education for Avantis
Becky Wood: Head Teacher at Wingate Nursery School


Cost and booking

The cost for a place at the festival is £185


To take part online delegates must have a device with internet connection, an up to date web browser installed and either a speaker or headset. The device will also need the most up to date Microsoft Teams application installed.