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The Power of Children’s Imagination at TEDx Bath

With only a few days left until TEDx Bath, we thought we’d catch up with some of the fantastic speakers who will be taking part.

TEDx Bath will include 12 inspiring talks on Saturday 29th September between 1pm and 5.30pm. We caught up with Penny Hay to find out a little bit more about what she does and what to expect from her talk on Saturday.

Penny Hay, Bath Spa University

Penny Hay is an artist and educator, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity (arts research charity). Her signature projects include School Without Walls, House of Imagination and Forest of Imagination. Penny is a member of the Creativity in Education Research Group, Research Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University, RSA Innovative Education Network, Crafts Council Learning Advisory Group and Visiting Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art.

Previously Penny was a primary teacher, arts advisory teacher, lecturer in arts education at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education, University of London, Roehampton Institute and University of the West of England. She co-designed the NSEAD Artist Teacher Scheme with Arts Council England and Tate Modern. Penny’s doctoral research focused on how we support children’s identity as artists. Penny is an RSA Fellow and awarded by Action for Children’s Arts for her contribution to arts education.

TEDx Bath : The Power of Children’s Imagination

Penny’s talk will explore how best to nurture the power of children’s imagination and how we make a place for this in our everyday living.

Her talk will provide a number of key messages including how the arts have the power to be transformational in our lives. She will explain that every child has a right to the arts, creativity and culture, no matter what their background or circumstance. Her belief is that creativity and critical thinking are life long and life-wide skills.

When asked why Penny chose to take part in this year’s TEDx Bath event, she explained: “I think TedxBath is a great opportunity to share our collective imagination and think about how we can make a difference together.”

TEDx Bath will undoubtedly be a great place to share her thoughts and inspire others.

Still not got your ticket for TEDx Bath?

Don’t miss out on Penny’s talk, or any of the other fascinating topics being discussed on Saturday 29thSeptember, head to the TedX Bath website to purchase a ticket now.

Tickets are priced at £40, but be quick, there are only 100 tickets available. Tickets to attend the live stream at The Guildhall are free, but a ticket is still essential!

We look forward to seeing you there!