Blue Bermondsey Children’s Story Walks

Blue Bermondsey Children's story Walks

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.

Children and families can engage in these activities during these difficult times with our series of unique audio storytelling experiences while supporting the arts at the same time.

The stories encourage children to reimagine the world around them here in the Blue with amazing characters told by professional storytellers from different ethnic backgrounds.

In addition to the audio track, there are activity sheets for kids to use along or at the end of each trail.

Scroll down to find all the stories and remember to come back to this page for new stories.

Please take a minute to write your comments about the Blue Bermondsey Children’s Story Walks.

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.

STORY WALK 1 – ANASI

Listen to Alim Kamara tell the story of Anansi, a very clever spider who weaves his way to solving very challenging problems.

Blue Bermondsey Children's story Walks: Anansi Low res


STORY WALK 2 – THE FEATHERS

Listen to  Rachel Rose Reid tell the story of how a a simple pillow helped a little girl called Rivkah.

Children's stories the feathers


STORY WALK 3 – HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS

Listen to a story that tells us how the leopard got his spots and told by Usifu Jalloh.

STORY WALK 4 – MR YNIT

Listen to this wonderful story of Mr Ynit and travellers told by storyteller Richard O’Neill.

STORY WALK 5 – NEW YAM FESTIVAL

Listen to the tale of the new Yam Festival told by storyteller Griot Chinyere..

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