We’ve had a busy week here at NLA, and if you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media you’ll have seen that last night, we hosted our eagerly anticipated Arts Festival. The festival – which celebrated art in all its forms from dance and drama to art, design, music and more – attracted hundreds of students and young people, eager to find out more about creative careers.
On the evening, we were joined by LJMU School of Art, LIPA, Liverpool Lighthouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Natalie Green School of Dance, Resonate Music Hub, The Hammond, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Edge Hill University, and many more. We were also thrilled to have keynote addresses from Dean Sullivan, of Brookside fame and Mari Hughes-Edwards from the arts organisation, ‘art does not get you a job’.
We want to say a huge thank you to all the organisations, guests, speakers and performers who made the festival so special, and we’re sure our students have been inspired by the idea of a creative career.
Head over to our social media to see some photos and videos from the evening and find out more about the creative organisations that got involved on the night.
This week we also saw our staff and students take part in the Blue Run in Everton Park, supporting the Shewsy and Lappin family. There was a great turnout on the day, and to finish the day off in true blue style, over 300 students and their families were given complimentary tickets to watch the Liverpool women’s derby at Anfield.
Other news this week… Our Maths team has been busy learning from the best. Craig Barton, host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, dropped in to pass on some expertise to our NLA Maths teachers. It was a great session – interesting, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Some of our students also attended the TEDXLSTM event, which was held in the city on 19 November. It was a great event to be part of, with talks being delivered throughout the day on healthcare, global warming and environmental degradation, and the cautions of AI, amongst others.
That’s all for this week; to keep up to date with our news as it happens, make sure to keep an eye on our social media channels.