Parents looking to give their primary-aged children’s literacy skills a fun-filled boost are invited bring them to an interactive dance performance and a talk from an award-winning author in Croydon next week.
The free performance literacy project is on Saturday 14 May, from 2pm – 4pm at Croydon’s central library in Katharine Street.
‘Three Magic Mice’ is a Big Lottery funded event that encourages development of literacy skills in a unique and creative way through dance and movement. The afternoon promises to be a fun-filled, cultural and educational family outing.
“This is a great example of the core work that our libraries deliver, utilising them to stage more performances and events of this nature goes to the heart of what a Library is about. I’m delighted we are able to offer this special event for local children.”
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
Katie Dale, author of ‘Three Magic Mice,’ had her first poem ‘The Fate of The School Hamster‘ published in The Cadbury’s Book of Children’s Poetry aged just eight. She hasn’t stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia – only to discover whilst in a Vietnam Internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 ‘Undiscovered Voices’ competition.
The event will hear Katie talk about creative writing and her experiences with children’s literature. The performance will also see the Balletomane dance group, lead by Natalie Krapf, offer their own interpretation of the story. It will be a great opportunity for children to let their imaginations run riot and to see a book familiar to them brought to life through dance.