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Blue Bermondsey Children’s Story Walks: New Yam Festival

Blue Bermondsey asked our friends at London Dreamtime to create a series of very special Children’s Story Walks for families to explore South Bermondsey. Together we approached Arts Council England with our idea and they liked it so much that they kindly provided funding. We hope you like them.

About this story

An African tale told by storyteller Griot Chinyere and set during the New Yam Festival. Do you want to find out more? Scroll down!

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?

  1. Use the map to find your first location
  2. Press the button below to play the story or download the track onto your device
  3. Listen to the narrator who will tell you when it is time to move to the next location.
  4. Use the map below to find other locations.

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.

And this story goes…

Are you ready? Let’s embark in this great journey and learn about the New Yam Festival.

Listen to the instructions of the narrator and follow the trail to let the story unfold.

USE THE PLAYER ABOVE TO PLAY OR RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE TRACK

Map

children's story walk map new yam festival
CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE OR PRINT

Locations

  1. Go to the green space by junction of Bevington Road and Jamaica Road
  2. Follow Scott Lidgett Crescent then turn right to Janeway Street and across into Cherry Gardens square (within the estate)
  3. Leave via Cherry Garden Street and walk north towards the river
  4. Go eastbound towards the Angel pub

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