Thu 26 Jul & Thu 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 2018, 10 am
If you are visiting this Summer with your little ones, why not bring them along to hear a story told in the Oudolf Field or the Radić Pavilion. A range of friends of the gallery, from our education team to published authors, will be reading the stories.
This Summer, all of the stories are be inspired by our current exhibition ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to The Sky’, which includes six large outdoor sculptures.
Storytelling sessions are mostly aimed at pre-school children with parents / carers and friends. However, all ages are welcome. Simple activities and refreshments provided.
Drop-in, no ticket required. Storytelling sessions last approximately 40 minutes.
26 July – ‘With Your Imagination You Can Be Anything’ an interactive story told by Sarah Banks.
Inspired by the title of our current exhibition ‘From the Stony River to the Sky’, this story follows a fish called Fly from his home in the Stony river, to the big blue sky as he completes his journey and transforms into a beautiful bird. Children will be invited to take part in craft activities during this session to create their own fishy mobiles to take home.
2 August – ‘Tales of Trees and Bees’ with Martin Maudsley.
Join us for wild tales of cunning creatures and talking trees from professional storyteller Martin Maudsley. A lively performance of stirring stories served up with lots of singing, actions and general joining in!
9 August – ‘Ten Little Dinosaurs’ and ‘Ten Little Robots’ written and read by Mike Brownlow
Mike Brownlow has written and illustrated many books for children, including the best-selling, award-winning ‘Ten Little’ series, and ‘Little Robots’, which became a much loved animated TV series. He’s worked for many leading publishers, including Orchard, Bloomsbury, MacMillan and OUP. Mike will be reading from ‘Ten Little Dinosaurs’ and ‘Ten Little Robots’, as well as encouraging children to do some simple creative activities with him.
16 August – ‘Bob the Artist’ read by Hauser & Wirth Somerset Associate Director, Lucy McDonald
Bob the bird is just like all his friends, apart from his skinny legs. When Bob is teased, he decides to try and change himself to fit in. But little does he know where all his efforts will lead him. Lucy will read this affirming little picture book, all about the power of art and of being confident enough to be yourself.
23 August – ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’ read by Suzi Symons from our Education Team
From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of ‘Iggy Peck, Architect’ comes this charming witty picture book about pursuing your passion which will inspire you to make your own little inventions.
30 August – Mark Lunn is a story inventor and has told many stories inspired by the gardens and sculptures at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. In this session he will lead you through the Farmyard and Oudolf Field on a fantasy tale led by the many mystical creatures that you may meet.