Worlds Together

Worlds Together - Shakespeare's words rain down from the ceiling on scraps of paper. Photo by Kwame Lestrade © RSC Tate

As part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012, the RSC joined with Tate, the National Theatre and the British Museum to host Worlds Together, an international education conference exploring the value of Shakespeare and the arts for the lives of young people around the world.

More than 400 artists and educators from 23 countries took part in this unique three day event which was held at Tate Modern in London from 6 - 8 September 2012.

Worlds Together conference handbook
Download this free booklet (PDF, 3.5MB).

Videos: Worlds Together highlights
Watch short videos showing highlights from the three days of the conference.

Photos: Worlds Together highlights
View a selection of photos from the three days of the conference.

Shirley Brice Heath keynote
An introduction to the conference to open debate on the key themes.

James Shapiro keynote
The importance of Shakespeare's work to students growing up today.

Estelle Morris - Children, Young People and the Arts
The challenges faced by policy makers around the world in making the arts a central part of education provision and what can be done to make broad arts education an entitlement for all.

Brad Haseman - Testing Times
What can schools, communities and cultural institutions do in an environment which seeks to make education and learning predictable?

Steve Seidel keynote
The role of children, historically and in the present day, in the cultural and political life of their communities.

Michael Morpurgo reading
The children's author performs a reading from The Unicorn.

International Youth Ensemble
Learn more about how the Ensemble created their performance for Worlds Together.

Worlds Together was a partnership with Tate.
It brought together The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration, an international, online educational partnership produced by Tate and sponsored by Unilever, with the World Shakespeare Festival, a celebration of Shakespeare as the world's playwright.
The conference was in collaboration with the National Theatre (NT) and British Museum with further support from Arts Council England and the British Council.

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