Tales in the Tent
Fairfield and Hadfield 2012
Tales in the tent took place in Fairfield and Hadfield on May 12th and 19th, with story tellers Gordon MacLellan and Christine McMahon.
Both events were part of the Derbyshire Literature Festival and were ran in partnership with the Libraries service and with the Children’s centre at Fairfield.
The sessions were funded through Derbyshire Community Foundation, so a big thank you to them, the funding allowed families and children of all ages to enjoy great entertainment, get involved in their community and hear some fantastic stories.
In Fairfield parents and children were transfixed by stories of goblins and monsters, giant rocks and great quests to be won. Outside the yurt the Children’s Centre staff ran cake decorating activities, seed planting and boxercise for children and adults. The Libraries staff helped parents and children create re-cycled books and later on in the day some of these were filled with stories.
In Hadfield, the yurt drew quite a crowd, children of all ages,mums, dads, grannies and grandads and even a curious dog all took part, spellbound by stories old and new. The crowd heard about kings with horses ears, babies that beat up ghosts and fairies who cast magic spell, children asked questions and many added their own ideas and made up similar stories of their own,
So a big thanks goes to everyone who came along to listen take part and be inspired by stories. The events were made extra special by children and young people adding their own ideas, making up their own stories and making books for their own tales with Libraries staff. In all over 100 people came to the two events, everyone had a great time and everyone went home with a tale or two to tell.