Storytelling events in city

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore
Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore
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Two storytelling events are to be held in Sheffield on Saturday as part of the city’s Children’s Festival.

The annual event, which runs until Saturday, July 7 is the largest festival of its kind in the UK giving children across Sheffield a chance to show off their creative talents.

It involves children working with professional artists and performers to showcase their creative talents.

The festival is being sponsored by VINCI Construction UK.

On Saturday events are being staged at The Montgomery Studio on Surrey Street and the Showroom on Paternoster Row, with tickets priced at £4.50.

Children can discover the world of The Brothers Grimm at the Montgomery Theatre, where there will be storytelling, a shadow play, puppets and pop ups suitable for children aged four and over.

There are shows planned 11am and 2.30pm and tickets are priced at £4.50 each.

And at The Showroom famous storyteller Shonaleigh will be performing Heartwood - a magical storytelling performance set in a mythical wooded city.

It is billed as a story of love, loss, courage, strength and adventure and suitable for children aged seven and over.

The performance takes place at 2pm.

There are events connected to the festival being held around the city every day.

Coun Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield Council said: “Storytelling is a vital part of a child’s development.

“We live our lives through narrative and the earlier we can start the better.

“Both of these events are a great way of getting involved in storytelling and the whole family can attend.

“These are just another two examples of all of the amazing activities taking place at Sheffield Children’s Festival.

“The city is positively buzzing as the Children’s Festival brings out our young people’s creative talents.”

To book tickets for either of the performances on Saturday visit www.arenaticketshop.co.uk or call the Arena Box Office on 0114 2565567.

Visit www.sheffieldchildrensfestival.org.uk to find out more about Sheffield Children’s Festival.