Arts in Parliament

Stories of the World

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Young curators from across the country bring Stories of the World to Westminster Hall: an afternoon of dance, performance poetry, fabulous costumes, contemporary design, museum artefacts and discussion.



12.30 - 1:30 Book here
3.30 – 4.30  Book here

Experience the poetry, music, dance and design inspired by our exploration of the UK’s world collections. The performance culminates with an invitation to join the young curators and museum teams, share their enthusiasm, expertise, see the creative responses to objects from around the world and discuss the impact of working with museums in innovative and exciting ways.  Tickets required.

Meet the curators

1.30 – 3.30 (tickets not required)

An informal opportunity to meet the young curators and museum teams and view documentary films and animations created by the participants. You do not need tickets for this part of programme.

Stories of the World

Welcoming the world.  Stories of the World celebrates the world coming to London in 2012.

Over the past four years 2,000 young people have been worked with the world-class collections and expertise held within our museums, culminating in a summer of exhibitions across the country.

Stories of the World is the largest youth participation project ever delivered by museums.  It is part of the Cultural Olympiad, led by Arts Council England in partnership with London 2012.

Tuesday 24 July, afternoon

Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament

This event has already taken place, but take a look at our photos on Flickr to see what happened.

Our partners

Find out more about Stories of the World and the Arts Council