10.15am-11am & 11.15am - 12pm Free
Join our fantastic storytellers for fun-filled free sessions of stories, rhymes, songs and creative activities aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Don’t worry if you don’t make the first session, you can join in an hour later and have some fun with one of our great artists in some storytelling, rhymes and creative activities.
10.15am & 11.15am (capacity 40 per session)
9 Dec with Kevin Graal
13 Jan with Rosemary Harris
10 Feb with Rebecca Fifield
10 Mar with Ed Boxall
No need to book - just turn up!
Tales For Toddlers is free – all donations welcome
Storyteller Bios -
Rosemary Harris is a dynamic Australian poet, writer and performer based in the UK. A contributor to the CBeebies Poetry Pie series, Rosemary is a former member of the Sydney Theatre Company, whose UK performances include Southbank Centre, Bristol Poetry Festival, Soho Writers’ Festival, Glastonbury Kidz Field, Radio 3, and many others. She is currently touring nationally with her poetry show for 3-7s, A Roo In My Suitcase.
Ed Boxall is an artist, writer and printmaker. He has written many stories for children and performs them with a unique mix of lo-tech projections, giant pop-up paper cut out silhouettes, and song. His performances often begin in cosy, safe darkness around one of his amazing silhouette pop-up books that are illuminated with fairylights. Ed also leads story trails and song making sessions.
Kevin Graal is an inspirational storyteller, who has been helping children learn through stories for more than 30 years. He is also involved in writing and recording educational resources, teacher-training and collaborating with leading cultural organisations such as Tate Modern, the National Theatre and the British Council. Combining playful improvisation with a keen sensitivity to the needs of each particular audience, his finely-tuned storytelling is filled with laughter, magic and imagination!
Rebecca Fifield is a performing arts practitioner who uses drama, dance and song to animate stories for children. After training as a theatre director at Goldsmith's College, she began creating theatre with young people and has worked for various companies including Artis Education, working extensively in primary schools; Half Moon Young People's Theatre; and the Young Vic theatre where she currently directs The Young Vic Playroom. Her own company, Out of the Bag Theatre is based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, which features HATS! Drama for Early Years.