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Sally Pomme Clayton - a free storytelling event.

Magic Birds and Talking Bears

 

FOR FAMILIES

THE PHOENIX OF PERSIA
Saturday 6th February 2021, 2pm - 3pm
Live zoom performance, for families, with Southwark Libraries.


Join this fun, interactive performance about the magical phoenix and baby Prince Zal who is brought up in a bird’s nest! The story is taken from Sally-Pomme's latest book The Phoenix of Persia (Tiny Owl 2019) it's about acceptance, forgiveness, and discovering that each one of us is unique. Learn how stories from ancient Persia have been told and illustrated for more than 1000 years. Sally-Pomme will also show some images from Southwark Heritage's Cuming Online Collection to explore elements of the story. Southwark Libraries would love you to draw a picture or write a story inspired by the performance for their online gallery. Send it to: southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk and they will display your picture or story in their online 'Ancient Story Adventure Gallery'
Tickets are free but booking is essential – follow this link to book tickets.
If you are homeschooling The Phoenix of Persia has lots of free online resources to go with the book, From Tiny Owl Publishers - a downloadable pack where you can explore: ancient history; literature; drama; geography; music.
From City University Music Department - an online educational resource about Iranian music.

ZARINA AND THE FIREBIRD
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 2pm - 3pm

Live zoom performance, for families, with Southwark Libraries


Join this magical fairytale. Meet bold heroine Zarina and her 39 (yes 39!) sisters. Find out how the glittering Firebird helps Zarina turn a desert into an orchard, and bravely fight the terrible dust demon. Find out about the firebird and Central Asian culture and its storytelling traditions. And get ready to join in with actions and rhythms, and discover some beautiful illustrations to inspire your own drawings. Sally-Pomme will also show you some images from Southwark Heritage's Cuming Online Collection to explore elements of the story.  Southwark Libraries would love you to draw a picture or write a story inspired by the performance. Send it to: southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk and they will display your picture or story in their online 'Ancient Story Adventure Gallery'.
Tickets are free but booking is essential – follow this link to book tickets.
 

FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

THE WHITE BEAR KING
Story - Sally Pomme Clayton  Songs - Helen Chadwick
Friday 12th February 2021, 7.30pm - 9pm
Live zoom performance hosted by Unruly Tongues Storytelling Club

 

Sometimes you suffer for love...sometimes you suffer because of love.
Light a candle, wrap yourself in furs, dress in red, sip a glass of wine and snuggle up for the perfect valentine's romance! Storyteller and writer Sally Pomme Clayton and singer and composer Helen Chadwick weave together words and songs, images and sounds, to conjure the eternal quest for love.
They take you on a snowy journey through a dark, Scandinavian fairytale with a polar bear and a princess, and songs drawing on poetry from Rumi to Emily Dickinson. The fairytale is set in a world of ice and snow, frost and firesides, where a princess climbs a glass mountain to set a cursed bear free, but is she brave enough to undo the terrible Troll Hag's spell? The story is intertwined with Helen’s illuminating songs, that can slow down time, bring images or emotions to life. The White Bear King evokes other worlds and the possibility of transformation though love. Magical, humorous and tinged with darkness this performance is for adults and young people aged 12 and upwards. ​The performance lasts about 65 - 70 minutes and is followed by a short Q and A with the artists.
Book Tickets: Unwaged £4;  Full Price £7; Donation to Artists £8;  Feeling Abundant £10.​

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