The plan is to introduce children of all ages to literature and storytelling. The theme for the week is "bringing books alive" so the focus will be on storytelling and interactive sessions encouraging children and young people to explore their creative side and get to know more about the magic of literature. There will be a number of sessions throughout the week using various spaces in the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford. This will also encourage children and their families to visit their local theatre, quite potentially for the first time, and see the wealth of entertainment it has on offer. The hope is to specfically target the local community by ensuring storytelling sessions from across the World exploring cultures and traditions of communites throughout the Borough.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Festival will offer a great opportunity for children and young people to experience the power of storytelling and literature, increasing their understanding of different cultures and communities, firing their imagination and encouraging them to continue to utilise their literary skills.
Steps to get it done:
The Festival will take place over the October half term week enabling all family members to get involved.
About the space
London Borough of Redbrigde
London Borough of Redbridge