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 in a different way. 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 together choosing one or all of 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.
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.
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.
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..