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Apr 5, 2019

Creativity matters

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, argues that in the 21st century, creativity is the single most important catalyst for change in our lives, our communities, our economy and our education system. Far from being the sole preserve of arts-based subjects, creativity is at the heart of medical, scientific, engineering and entrepreneurial progress too, and it should be nurtured from childhood.

Darren Henley OBE’s two independent government reviews into music and cultural education resulted in England’s first National Plan for Music Education, new networks of Music Education Hubs, Cultural Education Partnerships and Heritage Schools, the Museums and Schools programme, the BFI Film Academy and the National Youth Dance Company.

His books include The Virtuous Circle: Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count (2014), The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays (2016) and Creativity: Why It Matters (2018).Darren’s enlightening talk, at St James on Friday 3rd May at 6pm, is sponsored by the Guernsey Arts Commission.

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