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A Creative Partnerships month long investigation with Y1 pupils in at Wybunbury Delves and Acton Primary schools in Cheshire.

David worked with lead artist Eve Harrison to explore how music and dance and exploration of the natural environment can enhance a child's understanding of diversity.

We started on the basis that diversity could only be appreciated if the children had their own strong sense of place. The schools are twinned with communities in West Africa. It's startling to realise that birds were common to both communities - not just in species, but, because of migration, actually individual birds.

We started by taking the pupils on a series of walking tours and investigative outings in their local area. We studied birds, their calls and their migration behaviour. We learned English and African folk dances, played djembes and sang songs. We flew kites, painted masks and made leaves and nests from clay.

Both projects culminated with a sharing event for parents and the wider community. In Wybunbury we took visitors on a walking tour of the village, stopping off to sing and light the bell tower with LEDs and jelly. In Acton we created a performance about migrating birds. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

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we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029