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Inclusive Stories Festival with Mara Menzies

Apply now for a chance to host award winning performance storyteller Mara Menzies

Applications for this event are now closed.

Mara Menzies brings to life the ancient art form of storytelling through dynamic, colourful performances. Mara will introduce children to the magic of performance storytelling, which uses music, dance and movement to bring exciting stories to life. This event will be outdoors and children will have a chance to engage in stories in new and engaging ways.

This event is part of the Inclusive Stories Festival, created for children in Scotland's special schools and other settings that support children with additional support needs.

When: 18 July 2022

Who: Settings operating over the Summer holidays, including holiday clubs, residential units, special schools, community groups and other groups supporting children with additional support needs.

Where: Your school/setting (in any Scottish local authority)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: Age 8+. Please note our audience guidelines should be used as a rough guide only. We encourage you to share events with pupils of all ages and stages if you think they'd enjoy taking part!

Audience size: Small groups (max 25). Please contact us(this will open in a new window) if you have multiple groups that would like to apply.

Deadline: Friday 24 June 2022, 5pm

The Inclusive Stories Festival is part of Sensory Storytelling(this will open in a new window), our three-year programme which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to pupils in Scotland's special schools. These events have been designed for children with additional support needs in mind, and can be easily tailored to meet the requirements of the children in your setting. Our Scottish Book Trust team are also on-hand to support you with the events and are happy to provide advice, guidance, or discuss any requirements in advance of the event, to ensure your children and young people get the most out of the experience.

For more information please contact rachael.laburn@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)