MLA West Midlands events:
Culture vs Commerce: Conflict or Compatibility?
On 12 September 2008 MLA West Midlands staged a live debate to explore issues around the business and economics of culture. Please read a summary of the debate. If you need to buy book report immediately, leave a request at the site.
Culture, Identity and Community
On 14 November 2008 MLA West Midlands held another live debate. The event focused on how culture can make a difference to communities in areas such as education, skills, health, and quality of life. Please read a summary of the debate.
Bridging the Gap - an Intergenerational Working training day
10 Dec RAF Museum, Cosford. 10am - 3pm
Combining practical activity and exploratory discussion, this session is intended for :
Staff from organisations who have received or are planning to bid for Their Past Your Future funding; Audience development, outreach and community development officers; Education officers or Volunteer managers seeking to build on existing activity.
The session is funded by BLF Their Past Your Future.
BOOK EARLY! Please note that there are only 25 places on the course. Delegates from the West Mdilands will receive priority booking until 24 November, at which point, any remaining places will be offered to staff in other regions. No more than 2 staff per institution.
Booking Form and Directions
Celebrate Adult Learners Week – Nominate for an Award!
The awards for Adult Learners’ Week (9th – 15th May 2009) illustrate the extraordinary achievements, of adult learners – young, old and in all their diversity.
MLA West Midlands will once again be sponsering an Award.
Last years Winners:
Shelly Whitney, a regional Adult Learners’ Week Award winner 2008, nominated by Nigel Spicer, Wedgwood Museum, said on learning that she had won an award: “Everything I’ve learned here, all my experience and everything I’ve done has helped me to realise that I am not a quest in my own life, but that I can and will make it what I want it to be. That is what learning means to me.” The Bilston Art 4 Health Group on winning their award said “that they just fell in love with their local gallery ….. we now have a home that inspires them”.
To nominate visit: www.alw.org.uk/nominate
Deadline Date: Noon 21st January 2009
Every year the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) receives over 1,000 nominations from colleges, businesses, adult education providers, museums, libraries and elsewhere.