Events at Kingshill House for National Storytelling Week
Sunday 28th January and Friday 2nd February
Sunday 28th January 2018 at Kingshill House, 11am onwards.
Join us for a day of storytelling events as part of National Storytelling Week. Come along and see storytelling come to life through words, music, puppets, art and drama. We will have storytelling with Bill Church the Story Traveller, 'The Selfish Giant' puppet show with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre, drama workshops with the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy and drop-in art sessions with the lovely Diana Rose. There will be refreshments in the Oldridge Bar.
Who doesn't like a story? Stories entertain and enchant; they fire imaginations, ask questions and provoke ideas. Stories play with our emotions. They can help reflect our lives to us.
Bill Church, a Gloucestershire Story Teller also known as the Story Traveller will be here at Kingshill house on Sunday 28th January for a day of story telling as part of National Storytelling Week.
Bill will be running various sessions in our Purnell Room, these sessions are free. 11am - 6 years and under. 12.45pm - Family Session. 15.45pm - Spine Tinglers. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult. Register on our guestlist here.
Kingshill House is delighted to welcome Sea Legs Puppet Theatre and their production of The Selfish Giant to our Eyre Room on Sunday 28th January 2018.
Since building a wall to keep the children out of his garden, the only visitors the Selfish Giant gets are Lady Snow and her friends. One morning he hears the most beautiful music coming from his bedroom window and is delighted with the sight that greets him.
Set in a magnificent steel sculpted garden, the story is told using beautifully crafted puppets, a brilliant musical soundtrack and superb storytelling.
For children age 4+ (Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult) there is a small charge for the puppet show, you can buy tickets here. Show times 11.45am and 2.00pm.
The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy will be in our Littleford Room on Sunday 28 January 2018 offering drama sessions (no charge).
The drama sessions are a chance for the whole family to act out and bring to life your favorite characters from popular and classic stories.
Helen's classes are suitable for children of all abilities and no past experience is necessary.
11am - 10 years plus, 1.15pm - 4-9 years, 3pm - Family Session. Join our guest list for the relevant session here. Come along and unlock your creativity! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
From 11am the wonderful Diana Rose will be in our Art Studio, running a drop-in art workshop. Come along and let Diana inspire you to bring your ideas to life after hearing some wonderful story-telling. Sessions are free - register here.
Why not use your new-found knowledge and inspiration to create a piece of art at home relating to our story-telling day? Bring it back to us at Kingshill House by lunchtime on Thursday 1st February and we hope to exhibit all your work on Friday 2nd February from 3.30pm.
Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 2nd February 7.30pm
In the bar will be a live performance of "Words and Music" from Dan Everett and Bill Church. Entry to this event is free, we will pass the hat around - donations welcome. Sign up to the guestlist now.
Dan is a talented musician who is a founding member of Polly and Billets Doux who have performed all over Britain and Europe, he has just released a solo album called "Fragments". Find out more about Dan at www.danieleverett.co.uk
Bill is a charismatic Story Teller and well-known local performer. He is called "The Story Traveller" because he often turns up at Gigs on a bike! He will be telling adult tales that twist and surprise. You have been warned! Find out more about Bill at www.thestorytraveller.co.uk