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Secondary school students write songs inspired by Mary Seacole
Artists Ruby Colley and Hannah Collisson have been working with students at local secondary schools to write new songs on the theme of adventure
Festival activities for families this Spring holiday
A Town Explores A Book runs throughout the Spring school holiday. Here is a round-up of family activities during the festival!
Innovation: A diverse early-career artist team leads 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
Join it Up: applied arts supporting reading and writing in the quest for fun
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 the adventure of putting brush to paper
Creative writing competition deadline extended!
School communities have asked for an extension to this year’s creative writing competition for 5-14 year olds in order to set this activity as a holiday project! The new deadline is 28 April
Design your bunting! Schools festival artwork inspired by Mary Seacole
#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 during the festival. Submit by 22 March!