The Highlife Centre is leading on This is Africa 2021-2022, an umbrella brand leading on the delivery of activities and events for the African community during Coventry City of Culture. This is Africa 2021 is led by a partnership of 36 organisations, businesses and individuals who together are working extremely hard to organise exciting, inspirational, show stopping and sustainable events to bring pride to the black community and Coventry city’s multiculturalism.
The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery.
The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children's charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. Their creative generosity set the template for the ways in which the arts can support philanthropy.
Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events the Museum celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children's lives for over 275 years.
Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that first began in 1974. Primarily based at our own purpose-built venue in North London, we create professional theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year.
Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. From the outset it was a museum of the world, for the world, and this idea still lies at the heart of the Museum’s mission today. The collection tells the stories of cultures across the world, from the dawn of human history, over two million years ago, to the present. Objects range from the earliest tools made by humans and treasures from the ancient world to more recent acquisitions from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, as well as the national collections of prints and drawings, and coins and medals. In addition to work in London, the Museum takes part in an extensive programme of loans and tours, both across the UK and throughout the world.