Who are In2Cultures?
Liz and Devinder formerly worked for Warwickshire Education Authority before setting up In2Cultures. With a keen interest in multicultural arts, Liz was originally a graphic designer by trade and has many years of practical experience working in schools. Devinder formed Punjab Arts Bhangra Group which performed in Europe and at many music festivals across the country. Both have a passion for African percussion and multicultural creative arts, and love sharing their knowledge and expertise with schools and the community. They run weekly workshops for African drumming and Bhangra dancing in Stratford and Leamington Spa.
In2Cultures were delighted to be finalists in the ‘Educator of the Year’ category at the Pride of Stratford Awards 2014 and have worked extensively throughout Warwickshire and the surrounding counties undertaking multicultural projects and performances.
In2Cultures achievements include their Bhangra dance team, Suruj, receiving an award from the House of Commons for promoting Punjabi culture in this country. Their dance performance venues include the House of Commons, the American Embassy, the Coventry Cohesion Awards and a festival in Spain. They have also worked with the RSC to deliver a workshop using African drumming and Shakespeare’s language.
The company organises three important Multicultural Youth Showcases around the county involving schools and community groups, as well as supporting the Guide Dogs Association and the world famous African Children’s Choir.
‘You could hear a pin drop during the storytelling’
‘The balance of art and dance/drama really enhanced the learning and added depth to our topic’
‘Devinder and Liz have developed a well organised programme that works even for the more challenging year groups’
‘There were some children who find academic life tricky who really shone today’
‘Any school considering these activities should take it. Pupils were motivated, enthused and will never forget the experience. Neither will the staff. Fantastic!
‘Liz and Devinder breathed life into our Aztec topic, providing a highly memorable experience for all involved’
‘A fab enjoyable time. One of the best training sessions ever’
‘Good, relaxing, enjoyable team building experience done at the right pace and very well put together from two excellent teachers’
‘Our children have really enjoyed the insight into another culture, and as a mono-cultural school, this is particularly important’
‘The team gives so much pleasure and learning to children’