Once Upon A Book

Old books come back to life as storytellers guide you through the world of children’s literature in a vibrant afternoon of stories at the Museum of Childhood on 20th October.

Once Upon A Book

About Once Upon A Book

Old books come back to life as storytellers guide you through the world of children’s literature in a vibrant afternoon of stories held in both venues. Inspired by the exhibition Growing Up With Books at the Museum of Childhood, this event features an array of Scottish storytellers and sessions for different age ranges. With storytellers Janis Mackay, Beth Cross, Ailie Finlay, Sylvia Troon and Sheila Kinninmonth.

Also featuring The Armagh Rhymers and a special story session with The Wee Spanish Mobile Library.

Free Event but booking is essential.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Once Upon A Book are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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