Educational professionals and music teachers from all over the country came to the Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 2 November for the annual       Solent Cultural Conference.



Organised by Portsmouth Music Hub, the conference was attended by over 100 delegates, with representatives from ten different Music Hubs.  A team of twenty-five specialists from across the UK led a huge variety of workshops enabling delegates to explore new ways to deliver music and cultural education to children and young people. Topics included instrumental teaching, singing, drama, music technology, folk dancing, curriculum design and assessment, and there were workshops relevant to all age ranges, from Early Years to secondary.


Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub, said: "Portsmouth Music Hub believes that it is vital for professionals to continue to learn new ways to engage young people in cultural opportunities. This conference is an excellent opportunity for people to come together to share ideas and expertise, and provides inspiration for us all as we strive to transform the lives of children and young people through cultural engagement."