A Town Explores A Book 2022

by A Town Explores A Book in Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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A Town Explores a Book aims to help children enjoy literature and art in a fun, interactive way.

by A Town Explores A Book in Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

A Town Explores A Book is back for 2022!

Bigger and better each year since we started in 2017, this wonderful festival in St Leonards on Sea runs through the school spring holiday period providing a range of colourful, exciting ways in which our local children and families can be introduced to the joy of books. For 2022, our book is The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden.

Set in the local area (around Rye), the book's heroine is Kizzy, a girl of mixed-race Romany origins, who overcomes isolation and bullying to discover her own place in the world. It is an uplifting story that will enable children to explore the themes of friendship, diversity and being true to themselves.

We will be organising a whole range of workshops and activities in local schools and outdoor art in the open spaces of the town. These will be led by experienced artists and will encourage the children to make their own responses to the themes of the book, both visual and written. The workshops will provide free holiday activities for our local children, will give them a creative outlet and will be safe spaces where children will be able to express their own experiences and emotions.

Most of all, it will be FUN! St Leonards on Sea traders support us with fabulous window displays and café experiences. We make the most of the wonderful quirky character which makes St Leonards on Sea on the Sussex coast dear to our hearts.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Donating £5 to our Crowdfunder makes a valuable difference! We really appreciate it. Thank you.

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A Cath Hawes Friendship Bracelet

Cath Hawes has lovingly made some beautiful friendship bracelets so you don't have to make them yourself! We have 10 of these beautiful cords made from seven woven threads.

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£10 Reward

If you pledge £10, we will send you two of our lovely friendship bracelet kits; a wonderful craft activity and an opportunity to bring people together. Great stocking fillers!

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You know you don't want a 'Reward' - you just want to support the Diddakoi Crowdfunder to help make ATownExploresABook Festival happen in 2022.

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Extra value! Five of our lovely friendship bracelet packs

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Just give us £20 (or more)!

You know you don't want a 'Reward' - you just want to support the Diddakoi Crowdfunder to help make ATownExploresABook Festival happen in 2022.

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Fine art print of ‘Protest’ by Tatenda Mikey

One of the ATownExploresABook mentees – the wonderful Tatenda Mikey is offering prints of his political artwork ‘Protest’. Print size is 25.5cm square and it will be printed on fine art paper by Martell Colour Print.

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Fine art print of ‘Nubian Gold’ by Tatenda Mikey

Mikey is offering prints of his artwork ‘Nubian Gold’. Print size is 25.5cm square and it will be printed on fine art paper by Martell Colour Print.

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Horseman print by Esme Fisher

An A4 print of an illustration inspired by The Diddakoi and tarot cards by ATownExploresABook mentee Esme Fisher.

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The Dancer print by Esme Fisher

An A4 print inspired by Romany culture and Tarot cards by ATownExploresABook mentee Esme Fisher

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Lampost by Jac Holt

An A4 fine-art quality print of a photograph by ATownExploresABook mentee Jac Holt - celebrating one of St Leonards finest lampposts!

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Print of Under the Pier by Jac Holt

A fine art quality A4 print of a photograph by ATownExploresABook mentee Jac Holt.

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Star Kissed print by Yasmin Aishah

An A4 print of this joyous portrait by one of our mentees, Yasmin Aishah. You can see all the prints offered by our mentees on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.

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Print of Joe the Horse by Amy Jennery

A4 fine art quality print from an image by our mentee Amy Jennery. Amy produced this image for our Diddakoi zine. You can see it on our Facebook and Instagram social media feeds.

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A4 Mark Daniels Fox print

An A4 fine art quality print of a Mark Daniels drawing of a curled up fox.

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Carnival print and signed book by Ed Boxall

A fine art quality print from Ed Boxall's new 'Carried Away with the Carnival' book - 21cm tall x 42cm wide.

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A bespoke necklace or bracelet made by Erica Smith

The first 4 of these pledges have been snapped up, so Erica has agreed to offer 4 more bracelets or necklaces. She makes them from semi-precious stones and crystal beads. She will consult with you about length of necklace and you can choose beads/stones from her collection.

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Bespoke bracelet or necklace

Designer Erica Smith will produce a bracelet or necklace to your specifications, using crystals, semi-precious stones and high quality materials.

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