Creative Explorers Outside

The Creative Explorers Outside continued personal development (CPD) is designed for people who are interested in or have experience of:

  • Arts, culture and heritage, particularly with a focus on participation
  • Green spaces and the environment, gardening and conservation
  • Making things happen within your community
  • Learning, developing or sharing creative skills

About the CPD

Involvement will be via an application process (written or filmed). We are hoping for a group of approximately 20 people who can engage digitally for some of the sessions and two smaller groups of five people who engage digitally and for all of the sessions. It will be a mix of blended learning.

There is no charge for the course as it is funded by the Peel Park Heritage Lottery Funding, the course is available to Salford residents, park users, students and artists.

When it will happen

We’ll do some sessions before Christmas. One a week, dates and times to be confirmed but they will happen from the week beginning 16 November to the week beginning 14 December.

There will be some after Christmas, starting again in February. This will lead towards a proposed appropriately distanced sharing event at the end of March 2021 to mark 12 months since the first lockdown was announced and implemented.

Extra help

If you have any particular access needs please let us know in advance. If you do not have access to Zoom please get in touch via text. If you need help with travel costs to the sessions let us know.

More information

If you have any questions please get in touch with Jess or Ben.

Their emails are and

Please do attend one of the zoom sessions by contacting Jess or Ben:

  • Zoom meeting 1: 1.30pm, Thursday 5 November
  • Zoom meeting 2: 2.30pm, Sunday 8 November

How to apply

If you would like to get involved with the Creative Explorers Outside programme please send an email to Jess and Ben (no more than 500 words) outlining the following:

  • What interests you about the programme
  • What experience you already have
  • What you are hoping to get out of it
  • Your name, age and address
  • Any questions or concerns you may have

You do not need to send a CV. And if you prefer you can record a short film and send that across rather than apply in writing. If you have any questions please get in contact.

Deadline is Monday 9 November and we’ll get back to you with confirmation and further details by Friday 13 November.

Jess, Peel Park
Call: 07977 508 766

Ben, Walk the Plank
Call: 07976 560 498

About Walk the Plank

Nearly 30 years young, Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts organisations and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

As a registered charity, we put purpose before profit in our mission to bring cultural events and experiences to a wide range of people and communities, both here in the UK and internationally.

Based in Salford, Walk the Plank have built an award-winning portfolio of work that embraces a wide range of site-responsive work through all seasons of the year. What people have said about Walk the Plank’s training:

“What impressed me was how the design and planning processes were very democratic. Everyone had a say, all ideas were welcome, and the overall outcome was a result of exchange and co-operation.”

About Peel Park

Peel Park was the first public park in the United Kingdom funded entirely by the people’s subscription, to officially open.

Created in 1846, it was free to use and brought all Salford residents together.

Working with the Friends of Peel Park Salford City Council secured Heritage Lottery Funding as well as other funding to restore the park and reintroduce some of its historic features along with other physical improvements.

In addition to the capital works, a programme of activities and events to encourage a wider range of people to visit the park was developed. The park is now a destination for both community events and large scale events.

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