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29th September: Rainforest storytelling and building wildlife bridges!

Wednesday 29 September 2021

17.00-18.00

Hear the story of Costa Rica’s endangered spider monkeys and build model wildlife bridges to keep them safe from predators and human settlements. Together storyteller Helen Tozer and rainforest ecologist Jenna Lawson will discuss the threats posed by deforestation, and our role in combating it, as well as how wildlife corridors can help spider monkeys survive in a precious but endangered ecosystem they contribute so much to.

Please send us your questions! We’d love to talk about them during the workshop. You can submit these questions on Eventbrite when you register for this event or add them to the live chat on the day.

You will need:  

  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils or felt-tips
  • Something to build with, for example, a construction toy like LEGO® or DUPLO® bricks; or clean packaging from your recycling bin; or a collection of small objects from around your home.

This workshop is aimed at children aged 7-11 and their families.  

LEGO® and DUPLO® are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.

Book your tickets here:

https://www.greatexhibitionroadfestival.co.uk/event/rainforest-storytelling/

17th September: Adult storytelling walk at Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

Calling all old souls with young hearts! I’ll be leading a storytelling walk as part of the Walk Tonbridge Festival. All funds raised will be going to Sustain, our local community food bank. It’ll be featuring a mixture of local traditional tales and those from around the world.

17th September 2021 6:30pm

Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

Book your tickets here: https://www.walktonbridge.co.uk/guidedwalks/story-telling-walk-at-haysden-country-park-mnlkt-a7e2p

Photo by Adrian Downie

11th September: New Town Sounds Basildon

Basildon is set to come alive with MUSIC, STREET ART, THEATRE, FAMILY FUN and much, much more!

As part of the New Town Sounds festival I’ll be storytelling and crafting on the first floor of Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday 11th September 2021. No need to book, just come along!

Who needs to fly away for adventure? There are superheroes everywhere, from Anansi, the original spiderman of West Africa, to the magical pearl divers of Japan and the warriors that inspired our modern day Wonder Woman. You don’t have to travel far to meet them so pack your bags and come enjoy this free storytelling event! The morning sessions are ideal for our youngest superheroes and they’ll be plenty of interactive dance, music and singing. The afternoon sessions will have lots to keep the over 7’s occupied, with duelling competitions and superheroes challenges.

After the stories you’ll have the chance to make your very own superhero mask and passport to take home. There are superheroes among us! If we have something worth fighting for, we can all be superhuman.

11am and 12pm for 6 year olds and under

2pm, 3pm and 4pm for 7-11 year olds

Siblings also welcome along.

Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon SS14 1EB, 11am-4pm

17th September: all ages storytelling walk at Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

A storytelling walk in Haysden Country Park in partnership with the Walk Tonbridge Festival. We’ll be raising funds for local community bank Sustain. This walk will be for all ages and will feature a mix of traditional stories from the U.K. and around the world.

17th September 2021 4:30pm

Limited tickets available here: https://www.walktonbridge.co.uk/guidedwalks/story-telling-walk-at-haysden-country-park-mnlkt

Photo by Adrian Downie

17th September: Under 5’s storytelling walk at Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

Bring your wellies and come for a story stomp around Haysden Park with Walk Tonbridge Festival! We’ll be raising funds for local community bank Sustain.

We’ll be hearing stories about all the animals that live in the park! Bring your waterproofs and a blanket to sit on.

17th September 2021 1pm

Limited tickets available here: https://www.walktonbridge.co.uk/guidedwalks/story-telling-walk-at-haysden-country-park

Photo by Adrian Downie

Nature Storytelling – Meet the Architects of Blean Woods with the RSPB

Outdoor storytelling in the summer

14th August: 11am – 12.15pm (Slot 1) + 12.30pm – 1.00pm (Slot 2)

Come and meet the natural builders, movers and shakers that have helped shape Blean Woods in Kent with storyteller Helen Tozer!

We’ll take a short guided walk of the woods, stopping to hear short interactive woodland folktales along the way. You’ll have the chance to roll up your sleeves and help make hibernation stations for our most valuable residents and leave with an understanding of how our precious woods have been shaped by creatures great and small.

This is a free event but you will need to book in advance.

RSPB Blean Woods car park, Rough Common Road, Canterbury, CT2 9DD

The car park is about a 15 minute walk from Whitstable Road which is regularly served by buses from Canterbury and Whitstable.