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http://www.artsconnectwm.co.uk/culture-net.php

Arts Connect West Midlands is developing “Culture Net”, as a key source of information on arts and cultural provision for children and young people in the region.

http://artsawardvoice.com

A platform for blogging, sharing and finding out about Arts Award

http://www.artsaward.org.uk

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.

http://growingambitions.tes.co.uk careers website for young people


http://www.theplacetelford.com

Telford & Wrekin’s Theatre offering music, dance, drama and comedy performances, family and special interest shows, and much more. 

http://www.ukyoungartists.co.uk

UK Young Artists showcase the best of the UK's young and innovative creative talent at regular national and international events

http://www.culturestreet.org.uk/index.php

Artists writers, filmmakers and performers just a step away

http://www.speightoftheart.org.uk/index_foundation.php
Welcome to the new face of Speight of the Art.

http://kidsinmuseums.org.uk
The voice for family museum visitors across Britain

http://www.childrensarts.org.uk/
 Action for Childrens’ Arts

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/things-to-do-at-home
Victoria & Albert museum – things to do at home


Painting and drawing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings
Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings


Edge Arts Centre www.edgeartscentre.co.uk  


Textiles

http://www.ukhandknitting.com/index.php

Uk hand knitting association

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/whatwewore/

The BBCs fashion archive with clothes from 1720 to 1982

http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/


Craft

http://www.craftclub.org.uk Craft Club is all about championing Craft in Schools, Galleries, Libraries, Community Centres, and anywhere else you can bring people together to pass on your craft skills!

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/about-us The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

http://www.craftspace.co.uk Craftspace is a crafts development organisation.

 

Made In Shropshire www.madeinshropshire.co.uk

The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft. www.shropshireguild.co.uk
 Film and Digital Media

www.filmclub.org
A free film club that's simple and fun to run - with thousands of DVDs available to order and delivered directly to your school each week.
http://www.creativeengland.co.uk

Creative England is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media

 

Dance

http://www.westmidlandsdance.com/
West Midlands Dance is the place for everything dance in the West Midlands and beyond.

http://www.dancexchange.org.uk
Dance Exchange is a partner organisation with Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet, dx is a dance house dedicated to creating exciting opportunities for people of all walks of life to experience dance as participants and performers.

 

Music

http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=community/landp/syp.html

CBSO’s young people’s page

Shropshire Music Season www.shropshiremusictrust.com

Telford & Wrekin Music Service www.theplacetelford.com

http://www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=334

Our Big Gig is your chance to put on your own community led music event


Writing

http://www.ministryofstories.org
The Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London.

www.writingwestmidlands.org
Writing West Midlands meet regularly at Oakengates Theatre

 

Theatre


http://www.thestage.co.uk
The world’s longest running publication for the performing arts industry.

http://www.dramauk.co.uk/about-us
Championing quality drama training in the UK through Advocacy, Assurance and Advice.

http://www.theplacetelford.com
Telford & Wrekin’s Theatre offering music, dance, drama and comedy performances, family and special interest shows, and much more. There is also the Gallery bar with displays of local artists’ work, a creative work space, Oakengates Library and much more. 

www.pentabus.co.uk
A contemporary theatre company producing new plays about the rural world for local and national audiences
Theatre Severn www.theatresevern.co.uk

Architecture


http://www.architecture.com/Home.aspx
Website of the Royal Institute of British Architects


http://open-city.org.uk/education/index.html
Open-City’s education programmes lead the way in learning about architecture and urban design.