MY CALENDAR AND PUBLIC EVENTS

I am available for virtual visits and in real time. You can check my availability on my calendar.

Horniman Museum 

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Busy Bees

Fun sessions for Under 5s and their carers 

10.00-10.30 10.45-11.15 and 11.30 - 12.00

 

Dates to be announced when the museum restarts the sessions

For families with children aged under 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

£2.50 per child, accompanying adults free.

 

Please purchase tickets online in advance. There will be no tickets available on the desk for the 10.00 am session. A small number of tickets will be available to buy at the desk on the day for 10.45 am and 11.30 am but we advise you to purchase tickets online in advance for these sessions to avoid disappointment.

 

World Of Stories

Times: 2-2.45pm and 3.15-4pm

Dates to be announced when the museum restarts sessions

Free admission: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. 

Check at the Information Desk for the location of the session.

Museum of the Order of St John    
 
Free Family Activities

Paint Naturally - Wednesday 1st of June &   3rd August 2022 1:30pm-2:30pm
I will be telling stories inspired by colour, dyes, paint and pictures

 

Make your own paints and dyes from natural ingredients to create beautiful pictures and letters.

Beeswax Candle Making - Wednesday 17th August 2022 1:30-2:30pm

I will be telling stories inspired by bees, honey and wax.

 

Then  create your own beeswax candle made from all natural ingredients and learn about why bees are so important

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 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

 

Free Family Activities

Star quilt storytelling with author Margaret Bateson-Hill at North Kensington Library 

Tuesday 10 May

  • 11am to 11.45am 

  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library to hear a story of friendship and community overcoming adversity but it is a story of generosity and redemption.

'Shota and The Star Quilt' by Margaret Bateson-Hill, illustrated by Christine Fowler is a contemporary story inspired by the Lakota tradition of star quilts. When their apartment block is threatened with redevelopment, two young girls, Shota and Esther make a star quilt as a powerful celebration of their friendship, the homes and community they love. The remarkable quilt becomes central to their plan to resist the redevelopment.

Margaret Bateson-Hill, author and storyteller, has made quilts as gifts for her family to celebrate special moments and people. When she heard about the Grenfell Memorial Quilt she wanted to come and share this story. 

This event is open to all ages.

Book a place for Star quilt storytelling with author Margaret Bateson-Hill on Eventbrite.

Saturday 21 May, 10.30am to 11.30am
•    North Kensington Library

Join author, Margaret Bateson-Hill for this special story and craft session.

Come and join in the adventures of the Five Little Ducks and discover what they get up to on their day out. There will be singing and sharing stories about what you like to do, as well as making your own duck hat to go and have adventures of your own.

This event is for families and is more suitable for the under fives, but all are welcome.

Book a place for Five Little Ducks story and craft at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite.

  • Saturday 21 May, 12 noon to 1pm

  • North Kensington Library

Join author, Margaret Bateson-Hill for this special story and craft session, based on the Zulu folktale: Unanana and the Enormous One-tusked Elephant.

Where would you like to live? Unanana chooses the Animal Road as the perfect place to build her house. She and her family are very happy there until one day an elephant comes up the road and is very unhappy at her choice. Come and help brave Unanana on her adventure to rescue her children. 

There will be songs, actions and even dancing. Afterwards make some paper people and create characters to make up a story of your own.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages. 

Book a place for  Unanana and the enormous one-tusked elephant story and craft at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite.

  • Saturday 21 May, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

  • North Kensington Library

Join author, Margaret Bateson-Hill for this special family craft session.

Come and draw and write your story on a paper table cloth. We’ll discover amazing characters, both heroes, heroines, villains and sidekicks. The setting – could be anywhere from your own home to outer space and of course plot- where something will go terribly wrong and our hero or heroine will need to save the day.

Margaret Bateson-Hill is an author who has created several books based on traditional tales, as well as the Dragon Racer series. She also tells stories in schools, libraries and many museums including Kensington Palace, the V&A, the British Museum, the Foundling Museum, Apsley House, the Museum of the Order of St John and is one of the team of storytellers for the Horniman Museum.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages. 

Book a place for Story telling tablecloths on Eventbrite.