29 June – 2 July 2017, City of Bath
What does modern childhood look like? What rights should young children have? How are we protecting child and family health and wellbeing? How can we share and celebrate the vital importance of early nurture, playfulness and creativity, movement and exploration, connection with nature, wonder and awe?
An internationally important conference, embedded with a city-wide profusion of creative activities, the first ever International Festival of Childhood is taking place in Bath in the summer of 2017 and everyone is invited to come.
The first of its kind in the world, the Festival consists of a 4 day seminar, bringing together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts , concerns and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities. As part of their commitment to becoming a UNICEF Child Friendly City, the City of Bath is hosting the event and (although the seminar tickets will be limited) everyone is invited to join in the fun.
The Festival is the result of a collaboration between The Save Childhood Movement and the Bath-based cultural organisation 5x5x5=creativity. It will be aligned with Bath’s annual Forest of Imagination contemporary arts event and core festival partners include Bath Festivals, The National Trust and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
City of Bath and The Edge, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY