WHY CONNECT?

Magic Acorns regularly hosts networking events with the goal of building a community of practice around early years arts in the East of England, nationally and internationally. 


Our aim is to bring artists, educators and cultural organisations together to share presentations, workshops and discussions.
 

Working with organisations, Magic Acorns facilitates and curates meetings to exchange knowledge and skills and forge connections.
 

Please subscribe to the Magic Acorns mailing list and follow us on social media for details of future networking events.

Network EVENTS

July 2021

Loose Parts and Children's Arts Play

Hosted online

Lousia Penfold and Roma Patel shared their work and thinking behind children's loose parts arts play including digital technologies and aesthetic interactivity. 

March 2020

Empowering Musicality in Early Childhood

Snape Maltings, Saxmundham

Presentations by
Charlotte Arculus (artist and educator), Sophie Fox (early years artist) and
Dr Amy Mallet
(Snape development manager)

May 2021

In-Between Spaces -  online sharing

Hosted online

 

Sharing the recent Arts Council Funded project In-Between Spaces with presentations by Sophie Fox, Abby Page, Oliver Payne and Charlotte Arculus. With films created by Lewis Wickwar. 

2019

Fragile Collections and Early Years audiences

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Presentations by Ian Brownlie (artist)
and Roma Patel (digital scenographer)

November 2020

Participation & Collaboration: Whose workshop is it anyway? 

Hosted online in partnership with Original Projects; 

Presentations and workshop by Kaitlin Ferguson (artist) and Genevieve Rudd (artist) and Original Projects; (Kaavous Clayton and Julia Devonshire)

"Enriching, encouraging meaningful"  Kaitlin Ferguson - Artist

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2019

Sharing Near and Far

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

Presentations by Joy Haynes

(puppetry and theatre).

Charlotte Arculus (artist and educator) and Roma Patel (digital scenographer)

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2018

Creativity and connection

Ipswich Library

Presentations by Lil Newton (Ipswich Research School) Alys Kihl and Rosie Adediran (Wonderful Beast)

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2017

Movement and music:

children's views and composition

Norwich Castle Museum

Presentations by Abby Page (dance artist), and Dr Jessica Pitt (researcher)

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"A positive, supportive, inspiring space" Xenia Horne - Musician