If you are visiting on a Friday morning this Summer with your little ones, why not bring them along to hear a story told in the Radić Pavilion. A range of friends of the gallery, from our education staff to published authors, will tell the stories. Simple activities and refreshments are also provided. Storytelling sessions are mostly aimed at children aged 3+ with parents / carers and friends (with the exception of 28 July, which is for age 7+), however, all ages are welcome.
Drop-in, no ticket required. Storytelling sessions last approximately 30 minutes.
21 July – ‘Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois’ read by Briony Brickell from Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s Education Team. This beautifully poetic story captures the life of the artist and captured the relationship between a daughter and her mother.
28 July – ‘The Dog, Ray’ written and read by Linda Coggin. Suitable for age 7+
Throughout her chequered careers Linda has always written and still writes and performs poetry. Her poetry book ‘Dog Days’ is published by Zero Books. ‘The Dog, Ray’ won the Hull Literary Prize in 2016 and is nominated for The Carnegie Prize. It has recently won the Lancashire Fantastic book Award.
4 August – ‘Ten Little Superheroes’ 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 his latest book, ‘Ten Little Superheroes’ and others, as well as encouraging children to do some simple drawing with him.
11 August – ‘The Little Honey Bee’ and ‘Bee’ read by Dea Vanagan, Director, Hauser & Wirth Somerset
These are just two of the books about bees in the gallery shop, Dea will share some of these stories with our young audience who can enjoy finding out about the busy work of bees.
18 August – ‘The Artic Glow’, told by Head Teacher, Mark Lunn.
Inspired by the opening of Oudolf Field in 2014 and Smiljan Radić’s love of ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde; Mark wrote this special short story especially for Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
25 August – ‘Iggy Peck, Architect’, read by Briony Brickell.
Iggy has one passion: architecture. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials. But hey! What’s wrong with a tower built of nappies? (Even dirty ones!)