Libraries, Bridges & Cultural Education Partnerships Seminar February 2017

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017



On 27th February, the 10 Bridge Organisations, representatives from public library services across the country and national library partners came together at the Library of Birmingham in an event hosted by ASCEL to discuss the role of libraries in supporting local cultural development for children and young people.

Colleagues from Bridges and ASCEL in the North West and West Midlands shared their excellent practice. Nicky Morgan also updated on the Arts Council development and MetaValue joined with Neil Macinnes. President of the Society of Chief Librarians, to update on the development of the new cultural offer for libraries. The day closed with a celebration of poetry and words from John Dougherty.


All the presentaions from the day are now available to download:

The Public Library Culture Offer

Neil MacInnes: President SCL & Strategic Lead - Libraries, Galleries and Culture Manchester City Council with Selena Bolingbroke and Chris Hayes - Metavalue


Libraries and Cultural Education Partnerships\ Cultural Education Challenge & Notes

Nicky Morgan: Senior Manager Children and Young People - Arts Council England


Good practice example 1

Stewart Parsons - Curious Minds & Kathryn Boothroyd - St Helens Libraries


Good practice example 2: A Place Free of Judgement & Video

Susan Goodwin - Arts Connect