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All the latest news from A Town Explores A Book 2024
The team are eagerly awaiting news of funding for artists from Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and heritage whom the festival are honoured to work with.
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 are delighted to partner with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in 2024 to offer automata-making workshops to primary school aged children as one of the ‘8 Ways to Connect’ schools engagement
The festival team is delighted to announce that Southeastern Communities Rail partnership CIC will become one of two major project partners in the 2024 festival exploring book choice The Railway
Discover which 12 young writers are prize winners this year, with competition judges Yasmin Aishah and Maya Coombs reading the shortlisted entries
Artists Ruby Colley and Hannah Collisson have been working with students at local secondary schools to write new songs on the theme of adventure
A Town Explores A Book runs throughout the Spring school holiday. Here is a round-up of family activities during the festival!
A Town Explores A Book festival centres the voices of those who have experienced barriers to accessing heritage literature in traditional educational settings
One of the school engagement projects this March has been a brush stroke exploration. Water colourist Susan Miller has been working with 200 school children exploring Mary Seacole’s adventures through
#ATownExploresABook23 is inviting schools to create artwork inspired by this year’s book, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole, which we will print and display as bunting
The festival community showed up and and showed overwhelming support for #ATownExploresABook23 and our aim to offer creative workshops and activities to thousands of school-age children. As the Crowdfunder closed