Creative Critics: Seeing Doing Knowing is an arts
intervention questioning who art is for and valuing children as audience
members and arts critics. It encourages children’s deep engagement with art,
celebrates their voices, showcases their responses to art and develops critical
appreciation, communication and writing skills.
The Bury Festival welcomes Christina Birt Projects back
after last year’s success with Creative Critics; and this time in partnership
with three Suffolk schools, All Saints CEVA Primary, Glade Primary and Woolpit
The young critics will attend performances during the
festival (Edwin Sanza Salsa Orchestra, Honk!, John Law: Goldberg, Brahms 1 from
Memory and Silk String Trio) and produce reviews which will be available
in the Bury Free Press and on the Bury Festival website.
"Seeing Doing Knowing provides children with a
landscape to discuss art “paying close attention to it, trying to capture it in
words had clearly given them a genuine sense of ownership over what they had
seen… confidence to trust their own curiosity, their own reactions”.
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian.