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Empowering Musicality in Early Years Practice

Artists: Charlotte Arculus, Sophie Fox

Ideas explored: music for community, professional development for musicians

In March 2020 Snape Maltings was pleased to welcome Magic Acorns to a day of networking, workshops and curated discussion for artists, organisations and early years educators working with 0-5 year olds.

25 practitioners from across the UK gathered to share ideas, knowledge and practice in the Britten Studio in a day of presentations, workshops and curated discussion. Delegates enjoyed a presentation by Charlotte Arculus on her latest PhD research, a practical workshop on music mark-making by Sophie Fox, and an Open Space discussion facilitated by Dr. Amy Mallett.

To download summary notes from the day, please click here.

About Magic Acorns

Magic Acorns is an early years (EY) arts development organisation which aims to build a community of practice around EY arts in the East of England by developing cross-sector connectivity, igniting productive partnerships and inspiring new ways of working. They work with artists, EY practitioners, arts organisations and importantly our youngest children and their families to develop new work, experiences and practices.

Magic Acorns Network events are made possible by working with partner organisations and the ongoing support of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge.