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Here's a sample of some of the arts organisations in TAW....

In Harmony

In Harmony Telford & Stoke-on-Trent is a community music-making programme that inspires and engages young people and their families. Young musicians on the programme work with a wide range of professional musicians and educators to explore their potential through music. Through the various musical activities, In Harmony engages the local community and inspires the next generation through creative learning.

Telford Libraries

Great offers for children & young people, including free book back, Bounce & Rhyme events and Summer Reading Challenge

The Arts Centre Telford

Weekly Performing Arts & Dance Classes; Singing / Acting / Dance / Instrumental 1-to-1 Lessons; Full Plays & Musicals; Exams / Workshops / Audition Preparation

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Has a lifelong learning programme offering self-led visits with teacher resources alongside workshops and activities delivered by the learning team on a wide-range of curriculum subjects.

Telford Stage Schools

Childrens' dance, drama, acting, musical theatre and singing classes in Telford & Wolverhampton

Telford & Wrekin Music

Individual to small group lessons on a wide range of instruments to whole class teaching all taking place in Telford schools.

Shrewsbury Bookfest

Brings the world of books alive for children, to inspire and enthuse them with a love of reading. Through a series of annual projects with both schools and families (annual children's literature Festival), Shrewsbury Bookfest is one of the only organisations of its kind working with primary school age children in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

From your Virtual School


What does your Virtual School believe that ARTS (music, dance, drama, art, literature, digital, etc) and CULTURE (museums, libraries, historic places of interest etc) offer your young people?

We believe at Telford & Wrekin Virtual School that every young person should have access to a cultural offer that includes creative and expressive arts.


Arts & culture offer the chance for young people to experience different opportunities and it is important that children and young people are exposed to different cultures. It provides multiple opportunities of learning as well as entertainment and enables young people to express themselves in a variety of different ways. Different forms of art and culture unite people from different abilities and backgrounds who can all share the same interest and passion. 

Describe / list your Virtual School’s local arts and cultural offer. Are there any arts & cultural organisations/venues/events you’d particularly recommend for care experienced young people in your area?

Any particularly effective or successful partnerships and projects that you currently have/previously have had with local artists or arts organisations?

  • Circus Mash provided a one day event at a local secondary school where children and young people had the opportunity to try out different circus skills and performances. Circus Mash then performed and had a presence at our annual children in care awards ceremony which was superb.

  • Seeds of Sound offered a create a song project with a group of young people which was then performed live at our annual awards ceremony.

  • Street Dance provided an opportunity for a group of young people to choreograph their own dance and then performed it live.

What local arts events or venues are you personally looking forward to visiting once they open after the latest lockdown?

All of our young people that were booked to attend the Billionaire Boy theatre day would be really keen to have a similar opportunity in the future to attend a theatre performance either at Telford Theatre, At The Place or Shrewsbury theatre. Watch this space!