Thursday, 11 April 2013

Celebrate Share-a-Story Month with St Albans’ museums

Source - news release from St Albans Council on 11 Apr 13

A series of magical storytelling sessions for all ages will be hosted by St Albans’ museums each Saturday during national Share-a-Story month in May. Make a date to come along to one of the following storytelling sessions at St Albans City and District Council’s museums:

Saturday 4 May at the Clock Tower, from 2pm to 3pm. 

The series kicks off with a session by storyteller Olivia Armstrong who specialises in telling traditional folktales, wonder tales, legends and myths from around the world. Places are limited at this venue in the High Street, St Albans, so do arrive early to secure your place. 

Saturday 11 May, Sopwell Nunnery, from 2pm to 3pm. 

Olivia Armstrong will again relay wonderful tales at Sopwell Nunnery. You are invited to bring a picnic along to enjoy during or after the storytelling session. Sopwell Nunnery in Cottonmill Lane, St Albans is a scheduled monument and the ruins will provide an enchanting backdrop to the stories you will hear. 

Saturday 18 May, Verulamium Museum, from 2pm to 3pm.

Storyteller Kathryn Holt will be delivering tales in Verulamium Museum’s activity room in St Michael’s Street, St Albans. Admission to the museum is not included in the £3 session price. However, you may wish to take this opportunity to explore the artefacts of St Albans’ Roman past.

Saturday 25 May, Museum of Albans, from 2pm to 4pm

The series will culminate with an event to mark the end of the museum’s Lion Under the Stairs Storytelling initiative. Budding storytellers have been attending a series of workshops designed to give them the skills to write and perform their own tales.

Tickets for the all storytelling sessions are £3 per person and are available on the day. For further information please visit or phone 01727-819340. 

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