Blue Bermondsey asked our friends London Dreamtime to create a series of very special Children’s Story Walks. Together we approached Arts Council England with our idea. They liked it and kindly provided funding.
In this page you can listen to or download a very ‘cheesey’ story told by Rachel Rose Reid, a teller of traditional Jewish tales, that bridge the worlds of oral tradition and spoken word.
What is needed?
- A mobile phone or table
- Mobile internet if you want to play it directly from the website or download it to your phone or computer to play it later.
- A map of the route and optional activity sheet, both available to download below.
Tip: Get together with other parents to create your own storytelling family outing or play indoors and feed the children’s imagination.
How to follow the story?
- Use the map to find marker 1 at Shuttleworth Park (near the fountain)
- Press the button below to play the story or the download track
- The narrator will tell you when it is time to find the next marker
- Use the map to find the other three markers
And the story goes…
Find a nice spot in the historic Thorburn Square, follow the steps above and find out how a a simple pillow helped a little girl called Rivkah, educate a loose tongued friend.
Just follow the trail and let the story unfold.
Story locations (perfect to gather together and play the story)
- St Annes Thornburn Square,
- Linsey Street
- Longley Street by the garages,
- Alexis St Playground
Good to know
- The route follows pedestrian routes whenever it is possible. Please be aware of upcoming traffic when crossing roads.
- We appreciate your feedback for future storytelling walks.
- Have you got a bluetooth speaker? Take it you to enhance the experience.
- Planning to use the activity sheets? Take some crayons and take a break in The Blue Market or one of the eateries in the area so children can relive their walk.