Join us for this month's discussion with our Performing Arts Network led by the RSA's Mark Londesborough and one of our network members Dr Chris Abbott FRSA.
The key topic for the evening will be the RSA's investigation into the impact of cultural learning on disadvantaged children's attainment. The discussion will be led by Mark Londesborough of the RSA and Dr Chris Abbott FRSA, a Performing Arts Network member whose experience includes substantial work in this field.
Issues being discussed will include:
The shape of the randomised control trials and the wider qualitative research programme that will provide a fuller picture of how and why cultural learning ‘works’ for schools;
Opportunities and mechanisms for the wider Fellowship to engage with the programme, inform the debate, and work with us to help bridge from research into practice.
We look forward to seeing FRSAs who work in the performing arts sector at this meeting - any other suggestions for discussion topics or performing arts events for the wider RSA Fellowship are always welcome too.
Places are free but please book at the top of this page. Any questions, contact Jackie Elliman FRSA (RSA Trustee and Network Lead): firstname.lastname@example.org
Location :The Oval House Theatre Cafe, 52 - 54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW
About this network...
The RSA Performing Arts Network is for the widest range of performing arts professionals in the RSA - working in drama, dance, music, live art, opera, circus, and more. The aim is to consider the current role of the performing arts in the RSA, how we can contribute to there being more, and how we can increase awareness of the many ways in which work in the performing arts sector dovetails with the RSA's mission to enrich society through ideas and action. Meetings of the network have considered such topics as Verbatim Theatre projects, drama in schools, commissioning in the health sector, and community focus and funding. We believe that the performing arts sector is not just about entertainment, it empowers audiences with knowledge and new perceptions, and many practitioners’ work ties in closely with the ambitions of the Power to Create.