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Short Stories, Tall Tales – The Big Top

Storytelling for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents/carers (0- 4 years)

Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through live performance and interactive, creative play. Adventure into stories, explore through the senses and let your little ones’ imaginations run free.

THE BIG TOP! – An original tale – Come and meet Bertie, the little boy with a big imagination!

On one stormy, rainy day Bertie is bored at home and from his very own bedroom he takes us all to an imaginative, colourful, original circus show where anything is possible. A vibrant, captivating story which will delight your little ones and you, inviting role-play and immersive exploration.

Written and told by Hannah Summers, Illustrations by Miranda Summers.

Family, storytelling, shortstories

Thursday 11th November 2021 - Friday 19th November 2021 Starts 11:30AM


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    10/10/2019
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    7/15/2019
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    8/18/2019
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    1/19/2020
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    10/10/2019
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    2/02/2020
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    10/14/2019
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    12/29/2019
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    7/28/2019
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    12/11/2020
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