A day of free events on 23 November in South Kensington offering 13-19 year old students the chance to explore creative industries and creative careers. The V&A, Natural History Museum, Imperial College London, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Royal Society of Sculptors, Design Museum & Goethe-Institut will give young people a chance to meet experts in their fields and take part in workshops. See highlights here.
Visit the V&A for Art, Design and Performance. Your students will get advice from and be inspired by leading professionals across the Creative Industries, including Ustwo Games Design, Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners, Katie Jones and Punchdrunk. Take part in exciting drop-in events and hands-on workshops including fashion design, ceramics, architecture and much more…
Join Science Communicator Alastair Hendry, to discover how the cathedral-like atmosphere of the Museum reflected the very personal beliefs of its founder Sir Richard Owen. Uncover the stories of its world famous collections and some of the key characters in the creation of the Museum, and find out about what goes on behind-the-scenes! This is a great opportunity to show your students the variety of career paths within science & the creative industry. Tours run for 45 minutes. Maximum group size is 30 students. To book, call +44 (0)20 7942 5555.
Join the Science Museum to see engineering from a different perspective. There’ll be the chance to watch a fast-paced show all about how engineering impacts on our everyday lives, explore our Engineer Your Future gallery to practice your skills and meet practicing engineers to find out about who they are and the work they do. To book email email@example.com or call 020 7942 4777
The Design Museum will be hosting a series of special events including hands-on design workshops, drama performance from the Memphis Maximalist: Memphis Max and free exhibition access to temporary galleries. Book online.
Join a morning of fun musical activities, including group singing & an inspirational talk from award-winning beatboxer Grace Savage. 10-10.30am: Group sing-a-long, accompanied by a fantastic live band. 10.30-11.30am: Grace Savage, 4 x UK Beatboxing champion, BBC Introducing Artist and one of Elle magazine's ‘100 Most Inspiring Women’, showcases her amazing beatboxing talents and gives an inspiring talk. 11.30-12pm: Open Beatboxing workshop. Call RCM Box Office on 020 7591 4314 to book.
Find inspiration through a series of career insight sessions and trails where you get to meet one of the scientists working at Imperial and hear what it is like to be a science professional. Students can also get involved on the day with hands on science activities.
The Goethe-Institut cinema will offer film screenings for students which focus on young people’s lives in Germany. The films will be introduced by experts on German films. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the German language and culture through the films and Q&A sessions following the screenings.
Go on an engineering tour of South Kensington institutions. You will be assigned a guide for the day who will take your group to different engineering based activities at different institutions. The trail will start at Imperial College London where you will attend a talk to learn about nanoscale molecular engineering, the group will then be taken to the V&A to attend a talk by the architecture group Arup and then finally have a behind the scenes tour at the Royal Albert Hall.
Ever dreamed of becoming a sculptor? Join us at the Royal Society of Sculptors to meet with a professional sculptor to learn about a career in the arts. Learn about getting your own art studio, selling your art work and how to exhibit in galleries. Students will also have a chance to see and discuss our latest exhibition. Email to Learning@sculptors.org.uk
From Ed Sheeran and Adele, to Harry Potter book launches; from world premieres of Bond movies and blockbusters with live orchestra soundtrack, to fully staged musicals and operas… Have you ever wondered how the Royal Albert Hall does it all?! A Day in The Life, suitable for ages 11-18, shows the insider perspective on how we run one of London’s most iconic and versatile venues over the course of an hour. With plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction, visitors will leave ready to start planning their own show to bring to the Hall – or at the very least with the knowledge of how it’s done! Bookings will be made through the Education & Outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org and each tour will have 20 places available.
Go on a video games tour of South Kensington institutions. You will be assigned a guide for the day who will take your group to different video games based activities at different institutions. The trail will start at the V&A where you will join Ustwo for a talk on video games design and find out more about this growing industry the group will then be taken to attend a film screening at the Goethe-Institut and finally go to Imperial College where they will meet scientists working in computing.