FREE Workshops // July


Discover Hackney’s heritage in a new, fun and creative way.

This workshop brings together Hackney’s young residents (5 – 12) to share memories and stories of growing up in the area to create a published storybook.

Using prominent figures in the community we record and explore the heritage of the area, but from a personal perspective, and help the children to ask questions to discover information out for themselves.

As a group we will then use all of these positive elements to co-create a fictional story about Hackney, telling a new tale of growing up in the area. As the children create the story we will be joined by Marylou Faure to live illustrate the scenes and help the narrative come alive.

The final story will be turned into a fully illustrated story, which can live forever in the community representing a snapshot of Hackney in 2015, and be available to purchase.


Storytelling Workshop with Celebrate My Library & Marylou Faure // FREE on Sunday 26 July at 12pm at SOI Market, Hackney Downs Studios // Sign up by via eventbrite:

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