The Get Creative Family Arts Festival awarded us the Best Family Welcome Award 2016 for our Carnival of the Animals event, at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts .Children sketched along with acclaimed author-illustrator James Mayhew as professional musicians played live music from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.  We had storytelling in the galleries and craft and mask-making in the foyer – and children came up with such expert line-drawings of animals they astonished themselves!

It followed our Best Event Award 2015, given by Get Creative Family Arts Festival in 2015 for our other draw-along event – Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, also at the Barber.  We beat well-established national arts organisations and were extremely proud to receive this award.