Children’s Voices: Are We Listening?


kids-own-eventCHILDREN’S VOICES: ARE WE LISTENING?

WITH ORLA KENNY AND VICTORIA RYLE

IN CONVERSATION WITH MARTIN DRURY

VENUE The Ark, Temple Bar

TIME 10.30am-4.00pm

TICKET COST Free entry

IN ASSOCIATION WITH KIDS’ OWN PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP AND THE ARK

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, as part of its 20-year anniversary celebrations, will host a 2-day sectoral event, in partnership with Dublin Book Festival and The Ark, exploring the value of publishing with children, and interrogating how we can support children to be seen and heard within our literature, culture and society. With the ambitious vision of current policy to reach all children through cultural tuition by 2022, Kids’ Own seeks to ask how we make space for quality and depth of engagement to support children as cultural makers and creators in their own right.

8th November 2017: Round table discussion (10.30am – 4pm)

Chair: Martin Drury

Guest speakers: TBC

Through a series of presentations and discussions hosted by Kids’ Own Creative Director, Orla Kenny and Kids’ Own co-founder Victoria Ryle, the day will involve explorations and case studies of the Kids’ Own archive, followed by discussions involving a chaired panel of guest speakers, and focused conversations, where participants will be invited to explore and interrogate a series of questions, including:

  –       How do we make space for quality and depth of engagement to support children as cultural makers and creators in their own right?

–       How do we recognise and give value to authentic arts practice with children and young people, alongside professional artists?

–       How do we give visibility and credence to the work of children and amplify children’s voices within mainstream culture and literature?

Round Table structure

Weds 8th November 2017

10.30.             Tea/Coffee.

11.00.             Welcome/ Introductions.

11.15.             Exploration of showcase and Kids’ Own books.

11.45.             Kids’ Own case studies.

12.45.             Responses & Q&A.

13.15.             Lunch.

14.00.             Chaired panel of guest speakers.

14.30.             Focused discussion.

15.30.             Creative activity.

16.00.             Final remarks from the chair & close.

Booking advised.

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