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Royal Opera House Bridge Annual Conference

We live in a time of seismic global transformation that will affect the lives of all children and young people. Schools and cultural organizations find themselves buffeted by these rapid economic and political changes. What is the role of cultural learning in these turbulent times?

Open to schools and organizations across the South East, our 5th Annual Conference will explore the implications for arts and culture for children and ask how we can chart a course that assures consistent and high quality cultural learning for all?

The event will be held on Thursday 29 June at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

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Royal Opera House Bridge

Royal Opera House is one of ten national ‘Bridges’ that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture.

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For enquiries about any of the ROH Learning and Participation projects, telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9410 or email

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