Our theme this year is For the Love of Books

All schools opportunities are FREE.

Teachers from local schools meet every quarter to help plan Hastings Storytelling Festival and how to bring it into their school. 

Wagon making with Radiator Arts
(Summer / Autumn Term 2020)

Radiator Arts will help schools prepare wagons for the Zoom Wagon Parade at Children’s Book Festival on Sunday 25 October. Wagons and costumes will be themed on each school’s chosen book. Schools will film pupils parading their wagon in the playground.

The films will be played during the virtual parade and our panel of judges will award a range of prizes.

Storytelling Workshop with Anna Mudeka, Storyteller-in-Residence
(October 12-23 2020)

Anna, a London-based Zimbabwean storyteller, will visit schools in person (or by Zoom/facetime) with live workshops and performances from her show Kuri Kuri – a story of migration.

Illustration activities with Sarah Evans, Artist-In-Residence
(October 12-23 2020)

Sarah will provide a video to help schools prepare illustrated flags and banners to decorate their wagons.