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Online TeachMeet: Wellbeing through the Arts

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We’re inviting teachers and educators to join us in a discussion about how the arts can support wellbeing in the classroom as part of our latest TeachMeet event.

Be a part of the conversation and learn from fellow teachers, cultural practitioners and Barbican staff as they present their ideas about arts and wellbeing in the classroom and beyond.

This free online event will include fun and informal presentations, an opportunity to connect with other teachers and a complimentary ticket offer to a Barbican exhibition, streamed concert or film of your choice.

Presenters include Charlotte Harrison from Bishop Challoner School, Celia Orford and Neela Morghen from City of London Primary Academy Islington, Sarah Todd and Ben Reader from Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School and Lucy McVeigh from Art Against Knives. There will also be a couple of practical activities led by members of the Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team, so we suggest having a pen or pencil and a piece of paper to hand. 


5.00pm – Join Zoom call, welcome 

5.05pm – Introductions, short networking opportunity

5.20pm – Nano presentations (3-minute presentations)

5:40pm – Micro Presentations (7-minute presentations)

6.20pm – Final reflections

6.30pm – Event ends

Once you've booked a ticket, you'll be sent instructions by email on how to join the Zoom call in the week of the event, along with details of how to select your complimentary ticket offer. The event will start promptly at 5pm so we recommend that you set up your Zoom account in advance. If you're having issues accessing the event then please contact us at [email protected].

Want to present?

We invite teachers to present on any subject with a particular focus on promoting wellbeing through the arts. You can share something you are proud of or tell us about something that didn’t go quite as planned.

There are two presenting formats; a seven-minute ‘Micro’ presentation and a three-minute ‘Nano’ presentation. If you wish to present in addition to attending, please contact [email protected] with ‘TeachMeet Presentation’ in the subject line, and some details on what you’d like to share.

Please note: presentations slots are for teachers in the first instance. If other organisations want to present, please get in touch to propose a presentation. We will confirm if there is space closer to the event date.

Tickets available


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