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The Centre for Research into Education, Creativity and the Arts through Practice (RECAP) is a unique hub, specialising in practice-based research and focusing on creativity, learning and the arts in professional, educational contexts.

Located in the University’s Faculty of Education and Children’s Services, RECAP thrives on its many collaborations and connections which begin internally, with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and reach into the local area through Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre and Liverpool’s Tate Gallery. These regional relationships provide the foundation on which the RECAP team has cultivated numerous international partnerships into an extensive network on top of its strong local links. The following video is a trailer for one of our European, Erasmus-funded projects, Beyond Text:

The centre aims to generate, co-ordinate and support a wide range of research methods, with no preconditions or limits on the styles and forms that they might take. Practice-based research, by definition, encourages research through the medium of the practice itself. This can manifest itself in a variety of ways, ranging from artistic endeavours (such as theatre, film, performance art, painting/drawing, creative writing, dance or music) to the more pedagogical side of art (in the form of professional educational practices such as teaching, coaching and management).

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom