Sir Ken Robinson, education and creativity expert, returns to city

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Sir Ken Robinson is returning to the City next week as part of Creativity Month to revisit our progress on education, creativity and culture in the city.

Sir Ken will inspire us to identify further opportunities to unlock our future potential as individuals, educators, creatives and communities. The first of the events will be a one-day conference held at Lisneal College this coming Monday, March 26, which will include a morning session on Entitlement and an afternoon session on Creativity Matters.

David Funston, Principal of Lisneal College said they were delighted to host the conference. “We are especially privileged to have someone as celebrated and inspiring in the field of education as our keynote speaker, Sir Ken Robinson,” he said.

The Entitlement session will be led by Foyle Learning Community with a focus on raising awareness of the need for more places in Northern Ireland Higher Education Institutions.

Speakers will include Sir Ken Robinson, Foyle Learning Community, Aideen McGinley, Chief Executive of Ilex, local students and a panel of educational experts.

In the afternoon, Creativity Matters will highlight the significance of creativity and showcase local examples as we take the next steps towards 2013 and beyond.

Sir Ken Robinson will lead the discussion, with contributions from Ilex, Culture Company 2013 and a range of inspiring speakers.

To register for the Entitlement and Creativity Matters Conference on March 26, email: rosamclaughlin@hotmail.co.uk with your name and organisation, stating if you would like to attend one or both sessions.

On March 27, Sir Ken Robinson will explore creativity in practice, focusing on children and educationalists from across the province, with the Pushkin Trust at Baronscourt.

On March 28, from 10am – 4pm, Sir Ken Robinson will be the keynote speaker at the Great Hall, University of Ulster, Magee, where he will support the launch of Digital Derry’s Culture Tech Fund.