Inspired by Julia Blackburn’s rendition of The Quangle Wangle’s Hat, here is an exciting opportunity for children to create an image of that crazy Edward Lear hat, and to add an even crazier animal or creature inspired by the famous poem.
We want as many children to take part as possible so share far and wide with everyone you know between the ages of 5 and 11!
First prize is a gorgeous hardback copy of The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse (ed. Louise Guinness) will be awarded by the Aldeburgh Bookshop. For more details and to find out how to enter, CLICK HERE!
HURRAH! We have now reached our 30th podcast episode, and it comes in the form of local actor Ann Bryson giving her brilliantly funny version of The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen. This marks an amazing three hours of continuous storytelling now accumulated, and Ann's reading has been preceded over the last two months by a fantastic variety of stories, which continue to increase twice a week, with new episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We're looking forward to sharing more with you over the coming months, with many more performers lined up to record Spanish, German, Yiddish, Scottish and Indian tales as Lockdown Tales becomes increasingly international. We found out just the other day that we have over 200 listeners in Hong Kong!
We welcome you all and would love to hear from listeners anytime, either by using the hashtag #LockdownTales on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or by getting in touch with us directly.
Alys Kihl, Founder and Artistic Director of Wonderful Beast.