National Storytelling Week

Posted on: 10th January 2017

National Storytelling Week LogoOnce upon a time there was a group who wanted to breathe new life into the ancient art of storytelling and bring joy to people suffering from the cold, rain and darkness of a cruel winter. 

Like the beanstalk grown from magic beans, this annual event has grown to become National Storytelling Week.

Ancient StorytellersIn 2017, it is being held nationwide between Saturday 28th January – Friday 3rd February. 

Ealing Libraries will be marking this occasion with events being held across our libraries.

Further information about the storytelling and craft sessions in the libraries can be found via the events calendar, the online What's On Guide or below.

Come along and help celebrate! 

*Above right: painting of famous blind Greek storyteller Homer regaling a crowd, Leloir (1841)

Stop a Librarian for a story

Clipart showing storytime session

During National Storytelling Week, staff in participating libraries can be stopped during certain periods of the day to hear a captivating and exciting story.




Storytelling With Richard Neville

Ennjoy listening to the weird and wonderful fictional world created by talented storyteller Richard Neville. As part of National Storytelling Week he will be holding a special storytelling session at Southall Dominon Centre & Library on Saturday 28th January from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Listen to the stories and take part in a group activity to create your own stories.