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DATE: 22nd December 2020

TIME: 4:00 - 5:00pm


FEATURING: Sally Pomme Clayton

Sit under your Christmas tree, put on the fairy lights, drink a cup of hot chocolate, and join a snowy ride through the fairy-tale forest! Have your favourite Christmas decoration beside you, ready to show everyone at the end.

Writer and performer Sally Pomme Clayton takes you on an enchanted journey. Meet Snegerotchka, maiden of the snow, and find out how she helps Old Father Frost deliver Christmas presents. Join two bold sisters, Snow White and Rose Red, as they trick a greedy troll and set the bear King free. Shelter from the snow in a mysterious hut, as invisible hands spread a winter feast. Who really lives here?

These snowy stories come from Russia, Germany and Scandinavia, and will fill you with the magic of Christmas! Sally Pomme is a wonderful storyteller who weaves spells with words, sounds, songs and special objects. The performance is aimed at children and families, but everyone is welcome. It will be held via Zoom and will last about 45 minutes, and at the end we would love you to show us your favourite Christmas decoration and tell us a little bit about it!

“One of the country’s most highly regarded storytellers…she awakens the imagination of the audience”–The Independent

“Some people are born to entertain–Sally Pomme Clayton has that magic in plenty, she is a dream-weaver, a spell-binder”The Londonist

SALLY POMME CLAYTON is a pioneering storyteller and writer creating unique and magical performances, books, plays and texts, bringing fairy tales and fragments of forgotten myths to new life. She is the author of 14 children’s books, and an associate artist at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. She performs stories for everyone, from: Soho Theatre to Northern Stage; The London Gypsy Orchestra to The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Shakespeare Company to The Royal Opera House; Hakaya Storytelling Festival, Jordan to Beyond the Border Festival, Wales; Dhaka Lit Fest to Edinburgh Literature Festival; The Crick Crack Club to The Cutty Sark; The British Council to The British Museum; Apples and Snakes to Athens Storytelling Festival.  She has created performances and texts for organizations across the UK.  She was Artist in Residence at The Swedenborg Society and created Night Visit combining memory, myth, biography and  cultural history, it was an exploration of seance and spiritualism in the two World wars.  Her  latest books are The Phoenix of Persia (Tiny Owl Books, 2019), nominated for the Greenaway Award 2020 and the UKLA award 2020; and The King with Dirty Feet (Otter-Barry Books, 2018), winner of The Oxford Book Award for best picture book 2019. 



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