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Family Arts Festival extended for 2016

The Get Creative Family Arts Festival first launched as a two-week event in 2013 The Get Creative Family Arts Festival first launched as a two-week event in 2013
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The Family Arts Campaign has announced that its festival will run for a full month in 2016, making it the largest since the event began four years ago.

Performing arts venue the Albany has also joined the campaign as a new partner for 2016.

The Get Creative Family Arts Festival first launched as a two-week event in 2013 but will this year run throughout October, with events taking place across the UK.

The festival was created as the Family Arts Campaign’s flagship event to promote arts and cultural activities for families.

During last year’s festival 13,000 different events took place across 1,700 organisations in the UK.

Family Arts Campaign chair Michael Eakin said: “The Get Creative Family Arts Campaign unites families all across the country in experiencing a wealth of music, dance, theatre and visual arts activities. With the festival now lasting a whole month, I hope that even more families will be able to take part, be inspired, and discover something new this October.”

The full programme will be announced in June, with the festival officially launching at an event on March 30 at the Albany. The Deptford venue replaces the Association of British Orchestras as accountable body for the campaign, putting it in charge of managing grant funding.

Other partners include the Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre, One Dance UK and the Independent Theatre Council.

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