£1.4 million Lottery Funding for London Family Learning

Date: 28/04/2009

Families across London can enjoy art, music, drama, filmmaking or dance together at Tate Britain, British Film Institute and five other new projects, funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Funding announced today of £1.4 million comes from BIG's Family Learning programme which brings together grandparents, parents, carers and children from disadvantaged areas and encourages them to develop new skills through creative techniques and learn from each other.

Participatory workshops are also at the heart of the IROKO Theatre project, which will use its £158,308 award to enable families with children aged five to 16 in the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge develop communication skills together through traditional African storytelling and numeracy skills with the Ancient Benin Kingdom Rule of the Thumb.

Alex Oma-Pius, Artistic Director, IROKO Theatre Company, said, "This grant is good news indeed and the benefit to our immediate community is huge. Most of our target group is families with English as a second language or who may have had negative experiences of education and are in need of a different approach to learning or acquiring life skills in a fun, relaxed and non-judgemental environment."

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