Ellie, Kate, Nicola and Jenny are all Bristol parents who together created Storytale Festival last year, a citywide festival celebrating children’s stories. There were 43 events over 10 days in libraries, bookshops, community centres and public venues, ranging from writing workshops to craft sessions and storytelling for children of all ages. Over 1000 people took part in 2019 and now we’re back for a second year, this time in digital form.
Chapter 2 of Storytale is a bitesize children’s book festival taking place on YouTube and Facebook from Saturday 24th –Wednesday 28th October. It will be a fun and inspiring way for children and teens to get creative over half term, by joining in with drawalongs with Bristol illustrators, or crafting their own stories with help from published children’s authors.
The events themselves will provide armchair travel to inspirational places with wonderful authors, illustrators and storytellers.
What we'll deliver:
- 15 free events plus some downloadable activities
- Professional website
- Social media and comms
Why it's a great idea:
The festival showcases Bristol creatives, bringing a variety of fun, free, short interactive events to a wide audience. These can be accessed by schools and other groups as well as families during half-term and after for a short time. We are linking with a local independent bookshop to sell the books and building other strands of work such as a travelling sketchbook, schools programme and fringe events. We hope the online festival will benefit a wide range of people and keep the Storytale enthusiasm going so we can create a real-life festival in 2021.
Steps to get it done:
- Run the festival
- Evaluate the festival
- Develop other elements such as the travelling sketchbook