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Children get to grips with the art challenge

News ArticleChildren get to grips with the art challenge

Schoolchildren across Woodbridge are contributing to an art exhibition inspired by one of the oldest poems in the English language.

Pupils of Bealings, Kyson and St Mary’s primary schools have all been producing pieces of work to showcase as part of the Spirit of Beowulf Festival in the town.

Their masterpieces will be displayed alongside that of established artists from the area at the Longshed, near the Tide Mill.

Mayor of Woodbridge Clare Perkins said: “This exhibition is part of a series of events celebrating Beowulf. I asked local photographers, painters, poets, digital artists and sculptors to let their imaginations flow as part of a community challenge and we have been inundated with wonderful entries.

“What has been particularly pleasing is the work done by younger people in our community. Lots of them have been working on the history and story behind Beowulf at school and the festival is bringing this to life for them.

“They are thrilled to have their work displayed alongside that of some of Woodbridge’s most fabulous artists and poets.”

The exhibition will run from today to May 7.

For more information on the festival visit www.beowulffestival.co.uk