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The Lyric Hammersmith presents its Local Cultural Education Partnership in response to Arts Council Cultural Education Challenge

The Lyric Hammersmith are excited to launch their new Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) as a direct response to the Arts Council Cultural Education Challenge and as part of the Lyric’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the creativity of young people from the widest range of backgrounds and ensuring access to the arts for all.

The partnership has been set up to ensure a creative cultural childhood for all children and young people in Hammersmith and Fulham and is unveiled at the Lyric’s annual Arts and Education Conference taking place today.

The LCEP comes as a direct response to the Arts Council’s call “for the art, culture and education sectors to work together in offering a consistent and high quality art and cultural education for all children and young people”.

Within the first year of the partnership, the Lyric and its nine partner organisations will undertake a pilot Arts Award programme, supported by Trinity College and A New Direction, engaging over 600 students within the borough. The partnership will also create a new Teachers’ Network connecting teachers and arts organisations to share best practice, skills and enhance understanding of each others’ challenges.

Within this new partnership the Lyric is working with Tri-Borough Music Hub, Dance West, NEBT – New English Ballet Theatre, TEAFilms, Musiko Musika, Action on Disability, Zoo Nation, Amici and Turtle Key.

Sian Alexander, Executive Director of the Lyric said:

‘We are passionate about the power of the arts to transform lives and working with our partners to achieve our vision of a creative and cultural childhood for all children and young people in Hammersmith and Fulham. Never has it been more important for arts organisations and schools to work together, listening, supporting and challenging each other to achieve this shared goal. Developing this partnership over the past year has been a privilege and we are excited for all we hope to achieve together over the coming years.’