Last week the Early Childhood team co-organised an ESRC-funded series of events titled ‘Children’s Rights through Arts’, as part of the Festival of Social Sciences. We had the chance to celebrate 30 years of the UNCRC in partnership with children’s services, represented by Granby Children’s Centre, arts and cultural organisations, represented by Open Eye Gallery, and a community organisation, represented by Granby Winter Gardens.
The event included creative workshops with children, parents, staff, partners and students at Granby Winter Gardens on Wednesday 6th and a City Centre event on Saturday 9th showcasing the work at Open Eye Gallery, ending with a visit and lunch at the Museum of Liverpool.
The objective was to support children and families who might be unlikely to access the arts to build connections with the free cultural offer in the city from the youngest age. These successful events were a great opportunity to work with partners and to connect with families from a wide range of backgrounds. We hope that this is only the beginning of a journey to connect the Early Childhood team’s research, values, and social impact in an ongoing partnership.