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Children's Storytelling Festival Continues with Performances and Authors

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A raft of exciting events are continuing throughout this month as part of the University of Worcester’s annual Storytelling Festival for Children, Beeline.

The Festival, now in its ninth year, has seen some of the UK’s top authors, illustrators, storytellers and theatre companies entertain hundreds of children at locations across the county.

Still to come is a beautiful performance from a group of disabled actors, a chance to meet the authors of George’s Amazing Adventures, and a shadow puppet workshop.

All events are taking place at The Hive and are open to members of the public. Age suitability varies for each event.

On Thursday, October 23, About Face Theatre Company will present My Apple Dumpling Girl, a story of misdirected love set on a factory line. This visually beautiful show, performed by learning disabled actors, features puppets, shadows and a stunning set. The performance is at 6pm and is suitable for age 5 and over. Tickets are £4.

On Saturday, October 25, there is an opportunity to meet Adam and Charlotte Gullain, authors of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted series, George’s Amazing Adventures. Suitable for ages 4 and over, the event takes place at 11am and again at 1pm and tickets are £2.50.

The following week, there is a children’s Batik workshop on Tuesday, October 28, storytelling with Sally Tongue on Wednesday, October 29, a performance of Alice and the White Rabbit, by Indigo Moon, on Thursday, October 30, and a shadow puppet workshop on Friday, October 31.

The Festival, which has grown into one of the largest children’s literary events in the region, is a celebration of stories and storytelling, and will again engage thousands of children from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Around 35 schools from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire have been taking part in the Festival

Anne Hannaford, Director of Information and Learning Services at the University of Worcester, said: “The Beeline Festival has grown rapidly over recent years, and we are very much looking forward to working alongside thousands of children across Herefordshire and Worcestershire again this year.

“The festival brings children, writers and artists together in a celebration of the power of our imagination.

“In The Hive, we have the perfect setting and it is wonderful that, once again, so many talented, engaging and interesting authors and illustrators will be visiting the festival to pass on their love of stories and storytelling.”

To view a full programme of the public Beeline events taking place this October click here.

For information on courses at the University of Worcester come along to our Open Days, taking place on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st. To book your place click here.