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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 Primary Academy.

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.



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