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A place for all ages to share stories that capture the imagination and do fun activities linked to them.

Everyone loves a great story!  Why not come along to these fun and playful Story Box sessions where you can read stories to your neighbours, listen to others as well as taking part in imaginative activities that are linked to the story. The sessions will be hosted by parents that love reading to their children and want to encourage story sharing with others too. You are welcome to come to 1 or all sessions. Everyone loves a great story! All ages are welcome.




Wednesday 23 October | 4.30 - 6.00pm

Have you always wanted to be a journalist or writer?

Come in and join mum Roseann, and daughter Sylvia, in exploring the book Scoop. After a reading of the book, you can create your own newspaper, sharing the fun and exciting stories in your area or life. Please bring an old newspaper or magazine along with you.



Tuesday 10 December | 3.30 - 5.00pm

Do you love fairytales? So does Pauline!

She will be sharing some of her favourite tales, followed by a dress up session with costumes

provided by her and a drawing activity. Pauline loves children and has worked as a nursery

assistant. She loves singing and reading and at school, used to be the narrator for assemblies.


The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ

How the Elephant Lost His Trunk

Tuesday 29 October | 3.30 - 5.00pm

Join Tara to read this beautifully illustrated update of the original Just So story specially written to help teach children to read. We will bring the story to life by making elephant trunks!


The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar

Tuesday 19 November | 3.30 - 4.30pm

Sue Bramley Centre, Bastable Ave, Barking IG11 0LH

Get cozy and crafty as we read a story all about Sid, a noisy dinosaur the loses its’ voice. Join a magical dinosaur invisible painting session with other local residents that love a good story.


Tuesday 3 December | 3.30 - 5.00pm

Everyone knows the story of the amazing Alladin who finds a genie in a magic lamp! Enjoy the story of Aladdin and then get crafty with other residents designing your own magic carpet to fly.