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Idea Store Learning Arts & Creative Industries 

Idea Store Learning

The Arts & Creative Industries area is part of Idea Store Learning and Idea Stores and delivers programmes across the borough of Tower Hamlets, offering a rich and varied curriculum in the following areas:

Visual Art, Photography, Performing Arts, Fashion, Cookery, Technical Education & Enterprise


Over 160 short programmes are delivered per term, during the day, evenings and at weekends. Join us and you will be taught by highly trained and experienced practitioners who are specialists in their subject area. Our learning environments, teaching Labs and dedicated studios, are excellent and very well resourced.  Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, up date existing skills or just enjoy learning we are sure there is a course to suit your requirements

More information about joining the programmes can be found in the course brochure located in our Idea Stores at Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Bow, Watney Market, Brady Arts Centre and the Shadwell Centre.


In 2012 the Arts & Creative Industries programme increased it’s enrolment of adult learners to 4,200+ who enjoyed learning to update or gain new skills in the creative industries.


In March 2013 the full Ofsted Inspection for Visual Arts and Performing Arts was graded ‘Good’ - a great achievement for the programme area, learners and staff. 

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