About

Culture Shift make playful and collaborative arts and cultural experiences; inviting participants into the creative space in between to imagine, explore, learn and create.

 

In our creative spaces, participants can engage and create in a way that is active, authentic and appropriate to themselves. Sometimes the space is a creative learning projectdeveloped with partners in response to an idea, connection or something missing in a community. Other times, it’s a place to get your creative kiks through our open workshops at events, or inspiration boosts in schools. We make our spaces with care and collaborate with participants to ensure that they are places where ideas, art, fun and friendships can flourish. 

Engaging in culture shifts the way you see, understand and appreciate your own identity, other people and the world around you. But don’t just take our word for it. Sometimes, when we sit down with a tea and biscuit, our good read is the latest in arts, creativity and education research and practice from around the world. Get some inspiration here and see what other people say about their experience with us. 

 

Contact us if you are interested in collaborating with us in your school or community, or if you would like to book us for an event.

Culture Shift is also the creative space in between Lucy Read, Rachel Gardiner Faulkner and Amanda John. Lucy is an artist and designer, Rachel is a cultural producer and Amanda is a teacher. This inter-disciplinary collaboration, combined with our passion for inspiring everyday creativity, is at the heart of our work.

MEET THE TEAM

lucy read

Creative direction and workshop facilitation.

Lucy has led creative projects and workshops for children and adults in the UK and with Spotlight children’s festival and Spinderihallerne in Denmark. She is an artist, designer and maker and has a studio space in Fabrikanterne, Vejle. Her artistic practice explores ideas of the transitional space or object and tactile experiences. See more of her work here: https://lucyaread.com/

Lucy, or lys, means ‘light’ in Danish. She is definitely switched on. 

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English, danglish, art and making.

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Rachel has worked in the cultural and creative industries in the UK, Australia and Denmark, providing programme design, management, evaluation and research services focusing on children and young people’s creativity for schools, festivals, municipalities, and arts funding and development organisations.

English, getting there Danish, ideas and plans.

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rachel gardiner

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Gardiner means ‘curtains’ in Danish. Good for pulling a project together and keeping on track. 

Development and project management.

amanda john

Learning, evaluation and child-wellbeing.

Amanda has a background in teaching and coaching, both in the UK and Denmark and ensures that our work with children and young people is focused on creating the best environment for them to flourish. Amanda is also a bookworm and you can find her selling English books here: www.salamanderlearning.com

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English, lidt Danish, questions and books.

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Amanda is a ‘tinned fish’ brand in Denmark. Fun school, not fish school. 

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