Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2016
London theatre news: Wednesday 5 October 2016
Family - Festivals - Young people
The 2016 festival is now under way. With thousands of high-quality events right across the country, this year's festival looks set to be the biggest and the best.
Image: Get Creatve Family Arts Festival
The 2016 Get Creative Family Arts Festival is now up and running and will continue right through the month of October at venues all across the UK.
Previously called the Family Arts Festival, it is part of the Family Arts Campaign supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with the aim to develop the range of arts events and activities available to families - the quality as well as the overall experience.
The Campaign is the initiative of 11 organisations: The Association of British Orchestras, One Dance UK, the Independent Theatre Council, The Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, Family and Childcare Trust, The Audience Agency, The Albany, Voluntary Arts and the AMA.
The first Family Arts Festival took place in October 2013, and so far each festival has entertained tens of thousands of families across the UK with its ambitious and diverse first year programme.
Over 1,000,000 family members have participated so far.
Events span all forms of performing and visual arts, and leading figures from the arts including Lord Lloyd Webber, Zoë Wanamaker and Ed Vaizey all expressed their support for the festival in its first year.
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