22-24 October 2018
With autumn drawing in, what nicer place to spend a few days this half term than at Storystock. The clever circus of stories travels about the country, it’s whirled through Wilderness, Selfridges, The Saatchi Gallery, The Royal Opera House, Dishoom and Daylesford. This October it arrives at Battersea Power Station for 3 days of storytelling fun for children of all ages.
Inspired by the 250th anniversary of the circus, juggle words, images, songs and stories with free drop-in activities like doodling, hula-hooping, dressing up and soft play as well as ticketed events. Join Private Eye cartoonist and Lollies award winning children’s authors Knife and Packer at their introduction to comic strip creating for ages 7-11. Hear actor and comedian Ben Miller on stage discussing for the first time the inspiration behind his debut children’s book. There will be a Greatest Showman singing workshop for ages 7+, a Harry Potter Show for ages 5-11 as well as stories from Dr Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Judith Kerr and Julia Donaldson. Plus illustration, creative writing, comedy and family trails around the Power Station. Our top pick is Lauren Child’s spy book, The Ruby Redford Show brought to life as a theatre show for ages 8+. Follow special agent and 13-year old genius Ruby on a race to crack the case and stop the criminals with cutting-edge gadgets and death-defying escapes. All tickets tend to sell out fast so book early here.
POETRY COMPETITION: In celebration of the 5th birthday of Storystock, take the chance to enter the illustrated poetry competition for primary school children. Judged by previous Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell the winner of the prize will have their poem published in the spring issue of angels & urchins magazine and receive a bumper selection of books.
Marc Chagall’s painting The Circus Horse (1964) will be the starting point of the poems – children can take whatever inspiration they like from the painting and create an illustrated poem taking in all the elements of the picture, or just one.
Categories: ages 4-8 and ages 9-11. There will be one winner from each category. The winner will be announced on 1st December 2018. Entry details:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post: Storystock, Kite Studios, 2B Bassein Park Rd, White City, London W12 9RY
In Person: visit Storystock at Battersea Power Station for their Festival of Stories and get inspiration from the packed programme of authors, illustrators and performers over half term.