In Memoriam: Sir Ken Robinson

We bring you the sad news of the passing of Sir Ken Robinson. Sir Ken Robinson was an internationally recognised expert in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. Some of you many remember that Sir Robinson was the first ever opening keynote speaker at The NAMM Show in 2004 and he came and talked at our very own London International Music Show at Excel! Truly inspirational and a real friend to our sector…

Sir Ken Robinson was a real champion for our cause. He challenged the education syllabus and suggested that the young people of today need even more creative teaching in education – such as music!

In 2003 he was knighted for services to the arts following being Director of the Arts in Schools Project, leading a UK commission on creativity, education and the economy, being credited with creating a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland and many more inspirational achievements.

Sir Ken Robinson has given three TED talks on the importance of creativity in education, viewed over 80 million times. His presentation “Do schools kill creativity?” from 2006 is the most watched TED talk of all time.

We’d like to leave you with a video of this TED Talk. Sir Ken Robinson will be fondly remembered for his unique talent of conveying a profoundly serious message with enormous humour, passion and wit.

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