Events & Courses
Diversifying Folk Education
30 June 2021
The English Folk Dance and Society's Folk education network facilitate this discussion around approaches and methods for diversifying folk and dance education and practice

Professor Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway, University of London), a leading thinker and writer in this field, will talk to us about concepts and issues in decolonising folk music and dance education and open up a discussion on how they apply to our work.

Dr Aziz Ibrahim, guitarist, composer and educator, and David Brookhouse, Heritage Learning Manager at Lancashire County Council will then present their work together on projects such as The Sounds of Heritage. They will talk about their practice and approaches, and how they are making work of relevance to the diverse communities in Lancashire.


  • 1pm: Welcome and introduction to the context – Rachel Elliott, Education Director, EFDSS
  • 1.15pm: Presentation – Professor Tina K. Ramnarine, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2.05pm: Break
  • 2.15pm: Presentation – Dr Aziz Ibrahim, freelance guitarist, composer and educator and David Brookhouse, Heritage Learning Manager, Lancashire County Council
  • 3pm: Discussion – in small groups
  • 3.20pm: Feedback from groups, round up and goodbye
  • 3.30pm: Close

For anyone involved or interested in folk arts learning and participation join us for this important event.

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