From SAT 3 JUNE, 10.30am - 11.30am & 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Tickets: £4 (PLEASE NOTE: All members of the party must have tickets to take part.)
Tales from across the pond
Stories form America. Find out how Brer Rabbit helped Grandpa Racoon and how Gluskapi found the wind eagle.
Join Chris Bostock, the Storyteller, on the first Saturday of the month to hear some of the stories he has collected from all around the world. Be prepared for lots of participation and lots of fun as you learn to dream with your eyes wide open.
You'll need to be ready to travel around the world, to the bottom of the sea or even to the stars, to meet interesting people, wonderful animals and see extraordinary sights - but we'll always come back in time for tea.
Chris may need your help in opening up his magical Storymaking Kit, to help create the wonderful new stories that have never been told before. Featuring a different programme of stories each month.
Sat 2 Sep
Dive into Northern Stage’s Fish Tank of delights to discover: What did the fish who swam around the world learn? Why did the fisherman who caught a golden fish throw it back into the sea? And just how did the whale become?
Sat 7 Oct
THE NEWEST STORY EVER TOLD
Come and hear a story that has never been told before, anywhere in the world. Help to find its middle and its end with the help of Chris’ Story Kit – and then dare yourself to hear The Story That Had No Ending.
Special storytelling for Under 5s
Sat 28 Oct
PUMPKIN TIME: THE STORIES OF THE MOUSES HOUSES
A poor little mouse wasn’t happy with her house, so she set off to find another. She met lots of other friendly animals along the way, but not all of them wanted to help her… MeeeoW! When you’re here, we’ll all have to make our own mice to help Chris tell the story. We’re going to be busy – but don’t forget to keep an eye out for the cat.
Sat 4 Nov
GUNPOWDER, REASON AND FOX
Discover how Harky’s rocket reached the moon, who the most sensible man in the world was and just why Mr Fox has a white tip to his tail.Sat 2 Dec TREE-MENDOUS STORIES What happened to Jack when the trees started dancing? How did a birch tree change a girl’s life? And how was the Apple Tree Man helping at the farm?
Running Time: 1 hour
Recommended Age: Children aged 5-8 and their families