Active Arts community to explore a key moment from The Railway Children for ATEAB2024 pop-up museum
Hastings and Bexhill Mencap’s Active Arts service users plan to highlight key moments from The Railway Children in their festival pop-up museum adjacent to St Leonards Warrior Square Station
Our introductory school activity invites a whole school community to sketch as they listen to a member of the festival team announce the book choice and share core themes…
We were delighted to receive such a large number of fantastically creative entries for this year’s competition for ages 5-14, on the theme “journey” inspired by Mary Seacole.
Students from nine schools took part, as well as a number of home-educated young writers.
Doodles from sketch assemblies, one of the ‘8 Ways to Connect’ schools engagement programme, are curated onto festival bunting. Here’s the 2023 bunting, a project created by early career team artists Yasmin Aishah, Esme Fisher & Bronwen Firth and actioned by mentor artist Cliff Crawford who will support the early career team to work with media students in the 2024 festival to experience project curation and work flow management.
“Looking forward to setting out on another adventure with everyone involved in another A Town Explores A Book exploration. Always a highlight of the year for the community”