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Keep dancing - The Imagination Museum in Blackpool

Keep dancing - The Imagination Museum in Blackpool

Calling all dance and heritage professionals!

As part of the relaunch of The Imagination Museum, this is your chance to be part of a vibrant network, imagining new ways to collaborate and enliven heritage sites and collections with memorable dance activity.

The event: Keep dancing

As part of The Imagination Museum's first programme of activity we welcome you to join us at:

Showtown, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4TQ

Thursday 20th June 2024

from 10-4pm

followed by the opportunity to stay to explore the museum until 5pm.

During the event, we will introduce you to some Case Study projects that have already happened with dance and heritage in the area, including the Get Dancing project, share our plans for the future, and provide space for you to meet local partners and artists and expand your own practice and professional network.

Who is the event for?

The event is open to anyone from dance, arts, heritage, community contexts with an interest in collaboration and finding creative ways of interpreting local sites, collections and stories through dance and movement.

You may have some experience of working with dance in response to heritage, museums, archives, galleries, or you may be completely new to this way of working.

We hope that whatever stage you are at, you will come away feeling inspired and with some practical information to support you to develop creative, collaborative projects.

The event at Showtown on the 20th June is part of an online and in-person event programme taking place nationally from the 21st March through to the 18th September.

Find out more about The Imagination Museum here.

Discover the full events programme.


Tickets are £30 (for those representing organisations);

£20 (for freelance practitioners or those representing smaller/volunteer-led organisations).

There are also a limited number of £5 Bursary tickets available to freelance practitioners and those representing smaller/volunteer-led organisations on a first-come-first-served basis.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone attending our events so please get in touch, in confidence, with Project Manager Alice on should you wish to discuss any alternative arrangements. An access fund is available if you require assistance with any of the additional costs (such as travel) that you may incur by attending the event.

The Imagination Museum is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is currently being managed by Made By Katie Green. In 2024 it is being delivered in partnership with Colchester and Ipswich Museums, DanceEast, Wheal Martyn, Showtown, the Horniman Museum and Gardens and Trinity Laban, with additional support from an Executive Committee, and Advisory Organisations including the Association for Suffolk Museums and Arts & Heritage.