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. 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.

Past Events


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)

"Enriching, encouraging, meaningful"

Kaitlin Ferguson - Artist


Fragile Collections and Early Years audiences
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

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

"A positive, supportive, inspiring space"

Xenia Horne - Musician


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)


Creativity and connection
Ipswich Library

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


Movement and music: children's views and composition
Norwich Castle Museum

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

Magic Acorns works to nurture, develop and value co-creative processes between artists, educators and our very youngest children.