A Storytelling Festival for children is coming to St Helens libraries this half-term

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A SERIES of theatre shows will take place across St Helens over the half-term aimed at keeping children entertained.

This new Storytelling Festival marks the start of the 16th season of the award-winning Cultural Hubs: Arts in Libraries programme.

It will be held in libraries across St Helens borough from February 17 to 20, showcasing the very best theatre for children and families.

First up on Monday, February 17 is an uplifting show featuring movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin will make its way to Eccleston Library at 1pm.

Aimed at children aged 3-7 years of age, The Whirlybird by Eco Drama tells the tale of two birds sitting in a cosy nest as they get ready for their maiden flight.

While flying comes easy for one of them, the other can’t quite get the hang of it – but after many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed…

Then on Wednesday, February 19, exceptional storyteller Gav Cross will deliver tales we all know and love – but with a twist.

St Helens Star:

Gav Cross will deliver twisted tales

Join in the fun at Parr Library at 10.30am and then again at 2pm, where some twisted tales from around the world and silly stories that guarantee a giggle will be told in a giant pop-up story cave. Twisted Tales for Terrible Children is suitable for children aged 7 years and over.

And finally on Thursday, February 20, prepare to be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale.

Inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema, Beastly Belle follows the story of young heroine, Belle, who is plucked from a life of poverty by Merill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies.

Caught up in the glitz and glamour Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks – but looks aren’t everything, right?

Beastly Belle will be performed at Newton-le-Willows Library at 1pm and is suitable for children aged 4 and over.

St Helens Star:

Beastly Belle will be performed at Newton-le-Willows Library

St Helens Library Service has teamed up with Citadel Arts to deliver

Tickets for each of these shows are priced at £3, or £8 for a group of four and can be booked by calling into the library where the event is taking place.

Alternatively you can book online by visiting citadel.org.uk



 


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