Thursday, 18 October 2012
Popular author and former children’s laureate, Michael Rosen, officially opened the children’s library at The Hive during an afternoon of reading and storytelling.
Michael was joined by children from schools across Worcester as he declared the library open. His visit was part of the University of Worcester’s Beeline Storytelling Festival for Children.
“It’s a wonderful, amazing place,” he said. “I wish I lived next door to it as I would use it all the time. It would be perfect for me because I need the facilities of a university library and a children’s library. This is a dream place for me; it’s perfect and I’m very jealous.”
Michael, author of children’s classics such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, performed some of his poems and stories to schoolchildren at the event, and in the evening there was a chance for families to join Michael for an evening of storytelling.
The University’s Beeline Storytelling Festival for Children has been running throughout October and has seen some of the Country’s top children’s authors, including Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Liz Pichon, come to Worcester, along with theatre, puppetry and illustrations sessions. More than 2,000 children from across Worcester have been involved, with the Festival coming to a close on October 27th.