Free Community Workshops to Create a Story Exhibit as part of the Newark Book Festival

Stories from around the world will be shared as part of the Newark Book Festival.

Seven free workshops will be held in June and July with theater host Michael McCredie and an illustrator.

An exhibition of stories and illustrations important to local people will be created and traditional stories from around the world will be explored.

Sarah Bullimore, organizer of the Newark Book Festival.

Leanne Taylor of the Newark Book Festival said: “We are really excited about these workshops which are free and open to families. The sessions will be fun, practical and participants will develop their ideas into new short stories which will be recorded and illustrated. drawings, storyboards, performance opportunities and the ability to learn new stories from different cultures.”

The workshops will take place at the Millgate Community Center on: Saturday 18th June; June 25, July 2, July 9 and July 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. And on Wednesday July 27 and Friday July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshops are part of an outreach program for the Newark Book Festival that was funded by the Community Fund.

Seven free community workshops will take place as part of the Newark Book Festival.
Seven free community workshops will take place as part of the Newark Book Festival.

Festival producer Sara Bullimore said: “Now a mainstay of Newark’s cultural calendar, the Newark Book Festival grows bigger every year, encompassing more talks and workshops, an ever-expanding literature market, theater street and entertainment, as well as a growing schools and education program.The festival takes place at venues across the city, including the Palace Theatre, Newark Library, City Hall, the castle grounds and even on the River Trent.

“We are excited about our 2022 festival and the return of live events where people can come together and be creative.”

To reserve your space, email [email protected]

The workshops are open to families and accompanied children of all ages.



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