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Arthur, first born son of King Uther Pendragon, heir to the throne, protected by Merlin, raised in a secret place destined to be the foundation of legend for centuries - a story of bravery, loyalty, battle, treachery, magic, love and dragons in search of the Holy Grail.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - a drama workshop which explores the impact of humankind on the environment.
Step into the world where the unfree rise up against lords. Serfs and Villeins have had enough in this retelling of a hero who stands up for the poor and protects the good and just.
Help Dorothy and her friends find their hearts' desire over the rainbow. Make friends with munchkins, fight with witches, survive deadly flowers and explore the enchanted world of Oz to discover there really is no place like home.
The session is aimed for children and babies from 6 months upwards and will be relaxed, flexible and very inclusive. Join me for a sensory and interactive retelling of Alice in Wonderland, sweet making and biscuit decorating!
Take a walk into Wonderland and discover a topsy turvy world where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet the Cheshire Cat, paint roses red to help out the cards, befriend the Queen of Hearts and never really finish a cup if tea with a sleepy dormouse. It's all stuff and nonsense really!
Let your children walk with the Ancient Gods! Whether they explore the power struggles of Ancient Greece or Rome, adventure through the legends of Ancient China or cross paths with Saxon supernatural stories and Nordic mythology. Children will be immersed in a choice of ancient worlds and discover they might not be so different after all!
Children can step into Wonderland with Alice, make friends in the jungle with Mowgli, run into The Tales of Peter Rabbit, or fight for good in the tales of Narnia. Perhaps they prefer to protect Earth from invading aliens in a War of Worlds through a science fiction adventure. Or children can explore an Animal Farm in which inequality and power engulfs the lives of others. Children could also imagine the world of Victorian history and question the rights of children in an era when their voices weren't always heard. Choose from the classics!
Celebrate the calendar with stories from all year round! Perhaps a story to celebrate Easter, Christmas or Solstice? Get creepy with Halloween, pagan or Grimm's Tales. Or race into the Chinese New Year with the animals whose qualities show difference and strength. Let children colour Holi celebrations as good conquers evil, or light the path for Rama in Diwali celebrations. They can reflect on the world through the tales and morality of Buddhism or explore the stories behind Eid, Hanukkah or Vaisakhi. Your choice the year has so much to offer!
Choose a favourite fairy or folk tale and let me bring it to life so the children can walk into worlds of magic, explore with well loved characters and feel the adventure as they travel through the story with their friends!
Let children laugh their way into the upside down world of Nursery Rhymes. Children explore a medley of rhymes to sing and dance their way through. The children will help to solve the problems the characters create and offer wise words so better decisions are made for the future! Children will help to build a world for characters through an active tale where two worlds meet.
The choice of story is tailored to your school or child's need. If there is a particular topic or story you'd like children to explore, just let me know and I will create a tale around the themes required. Each story will be interactive throughout where the telling of it is built with the children. The flexibility of this creates a story that is inclusive and unique, which becomes a meaningful and memorable experience for everyone taking part.
You can build a workshop that best suits your school! £80 - storytelling experience 45 min (approx) £40 - supporting activity 20 mins (approx) £150 - a longer more in-depth workshop that includes the above and more! 2 hours £120 - whole school assembly (including a Q&A discussion) 1 hour
£250 Choose a whole day's experience on a theme of your choice and bring it to life through an interactive storytelling experience, complimented by supporting activities, that are brought together in a small visual performance piece! Choose from stories around Ancient Civilisations and Empires, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, significant historical events or simply a traditional folk or fairy tale. Have something else you'd like to try? Email me and we can discuss your requirements.
£120-200 (approx 60-90 mins) Telling your child's favourite fairy or folk tale through a fun interactive storytelling with their friends, followed by active games for the VIP and party guests. £250 Bespoke stories - where you child is the star of the story! £7.50 per child Add a party bag - includes a copy of the story, certificate, gift, medals for all the guests and a trophy for the star! Or book for a local family or community event by the hour! £120 for 1 hour then £50 for each additional hour!
Please ring, text or email to register your interest and story selection. You will then be sent an invoice by email. Once payment has been received, I will send an email confirming your child's place(s) and further details of the session.
Once the booking has been made, a confirmation email and invoice will be sent to the organiser stating the agreed date, timing, and choice storytelling session/s. A deposit of 20% will be required at least 2 weeks before the agreed date of the storytelling session. The full balance of payment should then be provided before or on the day of the agreed session date. Payment can be made by BACS, cash or cheque.
The timings of the session will be agreed with the organiser beforehand and stated in the confirmation email. I will arrive to set up at least 30 minutes before the start of the session. If more time is required, it will be agreed with the organiser before arrival. Please advise on the parking arrangements, before the date of the session.
If there are adverse weather, traffic or health conditions which affect arrival on the day, it may be necessary to alter the start time or reschedule. Alternative dates will be offered at no extra cost. If the school or party organiser cancels with less than 2 weeks’ notice and no alternative date is required, the school or party organiser will be liable for the full payment of the session.
Once the booking has been confirmed, I will bring everything to you! You will experience an individual and interactive storytelling party, session or workshop tailored to the needs of the audience built around the children's interest, topic and requirements. For all children to fully participate in the storytelling experience!
An email address to use in order to communicate with the organiser. Parking A hall or classroom or outside space in which to deliver the session. 30 minutes to set up 20 minutes to clear away Children and staff willing to enjoy the experience!
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