What is the Moving IT On Podcast?
The Moving IT On podcast series, created by Festival Bridge in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge, aims to help both education and arts/cultural sectors understand and capitalise on the digital developments that have taken place over the last year or so. The series brings together senior leaders from schools and MATs and learning and participation colleagues to discuss what worked, what didn’t and everything in between. Our aim is to ensure that this period of digital development results in better use of online approaches to extend and deepen cultural learning experiences for communities across the regions. Festival Bridge is an initiative of Norfolk & Norwich Festival and funded by Arts Council England.
Episode One – The Difference a Year Makes – Schools
In episode one Angie Hamilton, Strategic Lead from the Wensum Trust joins Johanne Clifton, Director of Curriculum and Virtual Learning for The Elliot Foundation to share their digital learning journeys, discuss what next for remote/blended education and provide some tips and guidance for arts and cultural organisations as they consider what next for digital in 2022.
Episode Two – The Difference a Year Makes – Arts Organisations
In episode two, Sharon Williams, Artist Director of N-Act Theatre Company joins Sophie Channon, Development Manager at Cambridge Junction to share their experiences of arts organisations’ digital evolutions over the past few years and how this has impacted their education partnerships in how they support the needs of pupils and teachers.
Episode Three – Impact and Evaluation
In episode three, we focus on impact and evaluation, highlighting some of the resources and approaches used by colleagues within the education sector to ensure that digital and blended practices achieve maximum impact. This episode brings together colleagues Hannah Tyreman from Chartered College of Teaching and Gary Futcher from Real Ideas Organisation.
Episode Four – Connecting with Schools
The arts and cultural sector’s response to the pandemic has generated new and innovative ways of connecting and working with schools. As we emerge from this challenging time, it’s evident that we need a review of how we now engage with the education sector. In this episode we talk to Festival Bridge colleagues, Abi Marrison, Education Programme Manager, and Isabel Morgan, Communications Officer, we also hear from Norwich Puppet Theatre’s Zannie Fraser
Episode Five – Is the future blended?
This episode delves into the opportunities and challenges of virtual delivery focusing on the innovative work of Dance East and their Digital Primaries programme. We are joined by Lucy Bayliss, Head of Creative Programmes at Dance East and Tom Hobden, Freelance Choreographer, Educationalist, Mentor and Artistic Director of We are Unit.