who we are

Magic Acorns encounters the world with children, learns what children can do from children, and learns what art can do by listening to children.

We create aesthetic work, which is made for – and with – children under five.

 

  • We forge connections and grow communities through the creation of inclusive, enriching and compassionate spaces, for children, parents, artists and educators.
     

  • We foster collaboration between arts and cultural organisations, artists and educators.
     

  • We support participation, developing skills through training, experimentation, exploration and reflection.
     

  • We keep research at the heart of practice and develop deep thinking through theoretical approaches.

meet the TEAM

Charlotte Arculus

An artist, educator & a animateur. Through music, movement and materials, Charlotte generates artistic practices and pedagogies of improvisation that pay great attention to young children and their transversal, multi-modal thinking. This requires working with what is emerging at any particular time and moment. Charlotte is currently a doctoral scholar at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Charlotte Arculus

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Joy Haynes

As a former director of Norwich Puppet Theatre,
Joy has considerable experience of running a small arts organisation and is an artist in early years with expertise in puppetry and theatre.

Joy Haynes

Sophie Fox

Sophie is an early years artist blending exploratory creative play, music, performance and visual arts. She seeks to engage very young children and families as creative collaborators through playful co-creation. Sophie has recently completed a research masters in early childhood music and arts education. 

Sophie Fox

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Jessica Pitt

Dr Jessica Pitt, now lecturer in music education at the Royal College of Music, once held the position of music worker at Great Yarmouth Sure Start Children's Centre. She brings a background in research and practice and is able to articulate the value of day to day ongoing work-particularly in music.

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Lyndall Rosewarne

Lyndall was previously Regional Officer for Youth Music in the East of England, Lyndall has fundraising experience and has written strategies for a wide range of arts organisations.

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Katherine Zeserson

Patron

Katherine Zeserson is a musician, writer, coach, strategic advisor, facilitator and trainer. She works at the intersections between creative process, social transformation, leadership culture, personal development and impact.

She has a varied free-lance portfolio, is the co-founder and chair of Sing Up Ltd and co-director of Harmony Associates. She holds a BA in Philosophy/Psychology,  an MA in Creative Writing and is an RD1st (UK) trained coach.

Katherine Zeserson

"Our most valued partners in creativity are children"