Summer stories at Carsington

Summer stories

Tales of wild creatures and adventurous children!

hero, clay monster and useful twigs

Wednesday 29th August 2018

Carsington Water, Derbyshire

 

There are adventures everywhere and stories waiting to be told, tales waiting to be heard. In the wind whispering through the leaves, in the shadows under the bench, in the sudden splash of something in a pond.

 

Join artist and storyteller Gordon MacLellan for tales of brave hedgehogs and naughty rabbits, fierce mice and reckless beetles. We will tell a tale or two and then create our own, making brand new stories for ourselves out of leaves and weather and whatever we find

 

There will be short sessions through the day, so come along and join in, listen, laugh and create your own tales of excitement, adventure or maybe terror

 

a story collected on a plate

When: Wednesday 29th August

Where: Carsington Water, Ashbourne: DE6 1ST

Times: there will be sessions running 10am – 12noon, 1pm – 3pm: any one session of stories and making things up lasting about 45 minutes – but feel free to drop in and drop out as you will!

The activity is free but there is a fee for car parking

Materials provided

Meeting point: outdoor classroom area

Booking: none needed

 

Like all the Derwent Stories events,  Summer Stories is open to anyone but is planned for and structured around families including children with additional needs

The Derwent Stories project is put together with help from Umbrella, Derwentwise and Derby Parks. Stone and Water is happy to acknowledge grant aid from Foundation Derbyshire  and Derwentwise

 

Contact for more info:

Facebook: Stone and Water

Email: stoneandwater@btinternet.com

a drum a rug and a kettle: a recipe for adventures

Well-wooded Words: a walk through the trees

Well-wooded Words

the Grinlow Poetry Trail

 July 18 and 19th 2015

Grinlow Woods, a place for inspiration

Grinlow Woods, a place for inspiration

 

This weekend Well-wooded Words will be up and out and hanging about in trees and bushes, on benches, on railings, on tongues and in thoughts as part of Buxton Festival Fringe.

On Saturday and Sunday both the Poetry Trail and the Art and Storytelling Trail will run through Grinlow Woods in Buxton Country Park. Both trails are free and various entertainments ar eplanned: storytellers, pets, artists and anyone else we can rally from our creative networks….

We invite to take a wander through the tall trees and mossy stones of the woods and enjoy our poems and the art of the Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail

Getting there: Buxton Country Park, is on Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH

Staffing the trails: there will be people on the Trails: probably in the Visitor Car Park both afternoons and certainly in the Dome at the top of the trail

Access: the paths through the wood can be a bit rough and steep in places. There are steps. There will be things to see around the Car Park (Project eARTh sculptures and more) and the cafe serves excellent cakeGrinlow 1

some of our poems draw on the cavern, too

some of our poems draw on the cavern, too

Old stories, new adventures

Old stories, new adventures

a story growing with scribbles, scrawls and exciting ideas...

a story growing with scribbles, scrawls and exciting ideas…

Saturday 18th october

Leek Library

Join our storyteller to listen to old tales of the Moorlands: of giants and mermaids and magic and monsters! Then create your own stories about life and adventures in Leek

When: 10am – 12 noon

Where: Leek Library, Church St, Leek

Cost: none! a free event. You are welcome to come for the whole time or a bit of it

Younger children (7 and under) need to bring a grown-up with them to scare

who will inhabit the adventures of Leek?

who will inhabit the adventures of Leek?

Thanks: the pictures in this posting are from a Summer Reading Challenge workshop in Derbyshire. Why not have a wander through a mythical maze?

Supported by Staffordshire County Council Library Service

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