Live Tales

Live Tales, our fantastic brand new creative writing centre for children and young people opened in September 2016.

Take advantage of this new learning resource and book your class in for a free story writing workshop.  Live Tales will encourage and inspire children and young people to explore their imagination, develop communication skills and confidence and help with writing progression through a fun, creative story writing process.  In our two hour Live Tales workshops, children at Key Stage 2 will let their imaginations run wild to write a fantastic original story.  The first part of the story is written by the whole class then each child gets the opportunity to write their own individual ending to the story.

Drama Worker, and Live Tales lead Christina Castling has written a piece that was published in National Association for the Teaching of English's Primary Matters magazine, asking 'What do all great stories have?' and discusses how Live Tales looks to unlock children's writing potential by developing their creativity and confidence. Read the article here.

Feedback from young people who have visited Live Tales includes:

'Phenomenal!'  'Amazing!'   'Epic!'
'Extraordinary and out of this world.'
'I want to come back and write stories.'

DATES: Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 12 noon 2016/17 academic year
LOCATION: Live Tales (situated just behind Live Theatre)
SUITABILITY: Key Stage 2 classes
LINKS TO CURRICULUM: English, Creative Writing, Writing Progression
COST: FREE, must be booked in advance

If you would like to beat the rush and book your class in for one of the first sessions after opening please contact our Box Office on (0191) 232 1232.  If you would like to find out more email us at livetales@live.org.uk

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Working with experienced drama workers from Live Theatre's Education & Participation Team, volunteers at the Live Tales workshops encourage and inspire young people to explore their imagination, develop communication skills and grow in confidence and help with writing progression. Live Tales is looking for Volunteer Writing Mentors to encourage young people one to one and in small groups to develop their story-writing ideas and Volunteer Illustrators to bring the young people’s ideas to life by creating illustrations to accompany the story being created. Find out more about becoming a Live Tales Volunteer.

An Introduction to Live Tales, and the importance of creativity in young people, by centre champion David Almond, Christina Castling and Gez Casey from Live Theatre