There are lots of opportunities for schools to get involved in Hastings Storytelling Festival. Here are our current opportunities.

Free Summer Storytelling Sessions from 5-9 August 2019: With live storytelling from Jamie Crawford and parade craft workshop with local artists, Sarah Evans and Emma Hughes. Please encourage children to attend (flyers have been sent to all Hastings schools.

Carnival parade costume making free twilight CPD with Sarah Evans: Prepare costumes in school ready for Children’s storytelling Carnival Day Parade (Sunday 6 October)

Live storytelling from Xanthe Gresham in your school: (subsidised by the festival – £150 cost to school): Xanthe Gresham will come to your school and tell the story of the King of the Golden River, with projected illustrations generously shared by Festival Patron, Sir Quentin Blake. Xanthe will deliver two class sessions in the morning and one in the afternoon

Funded storytelling in your school: (Funding support will be location dependent: Pickled Image puppets will bring their new show ‘Woodland Tales’ to your school OR Sujata Banerjee will tell stories through dance.

Children’s Storytelling Festival Day and Parade: With over 600 children and 8 schools making banners and taking part

Teachers Network: Teachers from our school meet every quarter to help plan Hastings Storytelling Festival and how to bring it into their school

Get in touch or join the network: