A group of school children look in wonder at a wooden structure in the middle of an art gallery.

Future Cities: Schools Sustainability Project

Published: Thu 14 Jul 2022

The Project

We are offering a limited number of schools the opportunity to take part in 3 creative workshops at their school led by LAStheatre (https://www.lastheatre.com/), an exciting company that create layered, urgent, heartdriven stories that engage people of all ages and ignite and stimulate important conversations. Pupils will work together to imagine what a future city might look like, looking at solutions and innovations and designing prototype structures from recycled materials that will express their ideas.  

The project will culminate in an exhibition at artsdepot which will be a representation of all the ideas and work generated by the young people. Each school will also be invited to a private view/celebration event for its grand opening. The final exhibition will be created in collaboration with visual artists Ed Compson and Arieh Frosh.  

What we aim to deliver for participants taking part

  •     Access to cultural resources from beyond the curriculum.
  •     Meaningful opportunities to engage with working artists/innovators.
  •     Opportunities to have their work presented in a professional arts venue.
  •     Development of social and communication skills such as team work, confidence building and generating ideas collaboratively.
  •     Personal development of students in the form of stimulation of imagination, empathy and cultural appreciation.
  •     Development of practical creative-based skills and values in creativity and culture to assist future studies.
  •     Engaging insight into the creative and cultural industry to nurture future talent.
  •     A sense of personal progression through involvement with the project.


  •     Deadline for signing up Friday 16 September
  •     Schools will be confirmed W/C 19 September
  •     Workshops will take place at school from October - November
  •     Exhibition Launch event Monday 12 December
  •     Exhibition Open – Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Friday 9 January 2023

Who is it for?

This project is open to schools in Barnet and there is a fee of £400. There are a limited number of places so schools will be chosen from a lucky dip.  

To sign up please fill out this form - https://forms.office.com/r/YuHHay7V5R 
If you have any questions please email participation@artsdepot.co.uk

Supported by John Lyon's Charity and A New Direction

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