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Egg box owls all set to get Holt Festival off to a flying start

PUBLISHED: 14:59 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 26 March 2018

Holt Primary School pupils Jenna and Cheyanne with one of the egg box owls which will form part of a town trail during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School pupils Jenna and Cheyanne with one of the egg box owls which will form part of a town trail during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Little owls of all shapes and sizes are set to pop up in Holt shop windows, thanks to the artistic efforts of local primary school pupils.

Holt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls, which will go on show in shop windows as part of Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls, which will go on show in shop windows as part of Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Keen to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Holt Festival, which kicks off in July, north Norfolk-based arts organisation Falcon came up with the idea of running a series of owl-themed activities for children and arranged for artist Jessica Perry to run workshops at Holt Primary School.

Their owls – made from egg boxes, pebbles and milk cartons – will go on display at the Feathers Hotel in the town, before being put on show in shop windows during the festival.

Holt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls with artist Jessica Perry. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls with artist Jessica Perry. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Falcon founder Phil Barrett, who is chairman of the festival fringe committee, said the owls would form a trail, bringing the festival and the town together.

He added: “What we wanted was to get people involved and make the festival more inclusive, so we have planned a programme of free events for children.” www.holtfestival.org

Holt Primary School reception pupil Alex working on his egg box owl, which will go on show during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School reception pupil Alex working on his egg box owl, which will go on show during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School pupils Jenna and Cheyanne with one of the egg box owls which will form part of a town trail during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupils Jenna and Cheyanne with one of the egg box owls which will form part of a town trail during Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Falcon arts organisation founder Phil Barrett helping Holt Primary School reception pupils with their egg box owl. Photo: KAREN BETHELLFalcon arts organisation founder Phil Barrett helping Holt Primary School reception pupils with their egg box owl. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls, which will go on show in shop windows as part of Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School reception pupils working on their egg box owls, which will go on show in shop windows as part of Holt Festival. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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