Moonbeams Conference: How to Catch a Moonbeam and Pin it Down

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Arts Connect and other organisations to host the 2017 Moonbeams Conference.

Are you an early years practitioner or educator, an artist, or someone that works with children aged 0-5 years, and interested in learning more about how to develop quality arts and creativity? In this one day Moonbeams Conference delegates are invited to meet prominent early years experts and discover the how to develop tomorrow’s leaders of arts and creativity. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Date: Monday 5 June 2017
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (registration from 9:15am)
  • Location: University College Birmingham, McIntyre House, B3 1PW

Please use the link below to book your places.




The conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, disseminate good practice and discover the latest in arts education.

  • Meet leading thinkers on early years arts and creativity
  • Discover practical ideas and take part in workshops to develop your skills and thinking
  • Respond to provocations on challenging practice and developing quality
  • Find out how to document and evidence learning and impact
  • Take part in interactive activities and learn about the changing Marketplace

Keynote Speakers:

  • Chair: Beatrice Merrick; Chief Executive Early Education
  • Professor Chris Pascal (Childhood Education Research Association)
  • Dr Susan Young (University of Exeter)

Workshops include:

  • Moonbeams
  • Peppy Hills – Movement
  • Katie Leonard (British Ceramics Biennial) – Clay Feast
  • Louise Lowings (Madeley Children’s Centre) – Digital Arts programme with settings in Sweden and West Midlands
  • Soren Emil Markeprand – Forest Schools from Copenhagen
  • Helen Moylett – Literacy and Creativity

Book your place

Please use the link below to book your places.

  • £150 per person
  • Early Bird Discount – first 50 ticket sales £100 (max of 9 people per booking)
  • Group Discount for groups of 10 or more £75 per person. Only available to first 10 group bookings.


For further information, contact Gemma Corden at or call 0121 446 3204.

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