Tamworth Cultural Education Partnership


Chair – Cat Crown: 


Current Aims & Objectives


We share a vision that within 10 years all the children and young people in Tamworth will aspire and achieve as participants, audiences, leaders, and creators in high quality and diverse arts and culture.


Network: Have an established and sustainable network of arts, cultural, and education partners developing a strategic work programme within Tamworth.

Activity: That children & young people, in and out of school, engage in quality activities in art and culture including as part of Arts Awards and Artsmark provision.

Opportunities: Providing opportunities that demonstrate the value of arts and culture to children and young people, parents and carers, local government and the wider community.

Youth Involvement:  Involve children and young people to be at the heart of all activity and include young people as arts ambassadors for Tamworth.

Progression: Work with existing partners and develop clear progression routes for children and young people.

Profile: Ensure there is a high profile for arts and culture for children and young people in Tamworth, regionally and nationally.

Advocacy: Raise the profile and benefits of cultural activities to young people, families and organisations.

Funding: To work with partners to identify funding opportunities and opportunities to work together and pool resources.

Current Activities

Launching in 2019/2020

  • Primary School Cultural Passport March
  • Tea party Event – Launching the Tamworth LCEP
  • Training Needs Analysis for Schools around the Arts
  • Headteacher Forum meetings


Upbeat Families – Early Years – Music and Movement

Positive Labels – Increasing engagement with hard to reach communities through music.

Bandstand Programme – Open Bandstand hire to schools

Taiko Drumming – To be included in our Cultural Passport


Emerge Festival – Be included in our Cultural Passport

New Urban EraDance Performances – Street dance Workshops in schools


Summer Reading Challenge – Has been linked with outdoor activities i.e. storytelling

World Book Day (and again in March 2019)

Tamworth Writing Squad

Dig-it – Dyslexia Awareness

Visual Arts

The Big Draw

Exhibition Spaces – in Ankerside Shopping Centre

We will remember – Poppy Festival


Coming soon – Hard Hat Tours of the Assembly Rooms – being offered to schools and stakeholders.


  • Supporting a bid to ACE for the funding of Early Hurly Burly, early years arts provision working with a consortium of arts organisations/ Local Authorities and Music Hubs across the West Midlands.
  • Bid for Cultural Passport for Primary Schools to roll out across Tamworth in March 2019
  • Consortia discussions re: Youth Performance Partnership Fund

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

Local Authority Partners

  • Tamworth Borough Council – Heritage
  • Tamworth Borough Council – Arts Events & Marketing
  • Tamworth Borough Council – Tamworth Borough Council Funding Officer
  • Tamworth Borough Council – Councillor
  • Tamworth Library via Staffordshire County Council
  • Tamworth Assembly Rooms
  • Staffordshire County Council


  • Tamworth Castle
  • Samuel Johnson Museum
  • Staffordshire County Council – Museums Services

Voluntary Sector

  • Community Together CIC
  • Dig-It – Dyslexia Information Group in Tamworth
  • Mencap
  • Staffordshire Wildlife
  • Tamdyslexia Group
  • Tamworth Boxing Group

CEP Members

Arts Organisations

  • Entrust – Staffordshire Music Service
  • Fired Up Theatre
  • Konflux Theatre
  • Make Some Noise
  • MD Creative
  • Tamworth LitFest Leviathan Arts
  • Tamworth’s New Urban Era Event Team

Education and Schools Partners

  • South Staffordshire College
  • William MacGreagor Primary School
  • Two Rivers SEND Secondary School
  • Amington Heath Primary School
  • Coton Green Primary School
  • Woodlands Primary School
  • Amingtonheath School
  • Birds Bush Primary School
  • Thomas Barnes Primary School