Live Tales

Live Tales is a fantastical centre where stories are brought to life, where words leap from the mind to the page and become reality. Young people, whether they are reluctant writers or budding bards can let their imaginations run wild to write a completely original story. They are encouraged and inspired by Live Theatre's professional team to take a new view and approach to writing, to explore their imagination, develop communication skills and confidence, and write creatively.
Supporting writing progression, Live Tales sessions are free, fun and inspiring, two hour workshops specially designed for Key Stage 2 classes (ages 7-11).
‘A thrilling and creative workshop that inspires children of all abilities.’ Year 5 Teacher, Spring Gardens Primary School
'Phenomenal!'  'Amazing!'   'Epic!'
'Extraordinary and out of this world.'
'I want to come back and write stories.'
Young people who have visited Live Tales 
2017/18 Academic Year Thursdays 10am & 1pm, Fridays 10am during term time  
2 hrs
Suitable for Key Stages 2 classes (10-30 pupils), SEN or home education groups
Curriculum links English, Creative Writing, Writing Progression
FREE, must be booked in advance 
One free workshop can be booked per class each academic year
Can support Arts Award and ArtsMark
To book your class visit call (0191) 232 1232

To help plan your Live Tales visit download a Teachers Resource Pack.

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.

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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. 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