Children's Bookshow Digital Festival 2021

Digital event

Daniel Morden's live digital performance

Daniel Morden has travelled all over the world as a professional storyteller, bringing to life the stories and tales that have helped us make sense of our world through the ages. He loves tales of enchantment, mystery and danger, where ordinary people triumph through their own bravery and native wit. Join us for some riveting live storytelling by one of the Bookshow’s best-loved performers. You'll have the chance to ask Daniel questions too.

Date:
Thursday, 4th March 2021
Time:
1:30 pm
Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6
Tickets:
FREE, but with limited places

How do digital performances work?

We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You don't need an account, just a link and a password which will be sent to you by The Children's Bookshow once you have registered with us for the event.

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Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden is a master storyteller. He has travelled the world collecting and telling stories, from South Wales to Haiti. (Daniel has always been a storyteller even as a child walking to and from school.) He has been storyteller in residence at both the Royal National Theatre and the Barbican Centre in London, and has adapted stories for the theatre, television and radio. Daniel really enjoys retelling traditional Welsh folktales and his latest book published by Gomer is Secret Tales from Wales introducing us to eight secret or forgotten stories.

In praise of Dark Tales from the Woods

Dark Tales from the Woods are the real thing, reminiscent of many of the grimmest Grimms' tales… Gruesome, fantastical and hypnotic, Morden's stories show why the fairy world will never lose its power over our imaginations.

Amanda Craig, The Times

Watch:

Daniel Morden tells the beginning of Mary Maid of The Mill, at Beyond The Border 2014.

The details

  • Our digital events are easy to join, and can be watched on the whiteboard in the classroom. We use a platform called Crowdcast.

    You can find a quick reference guide for the optimum Crowdcast experience here.
  • We have limited free books to give away for use in the classroom. Sign up early for the chance to get a free copy for your school.
  • Not in the classroom or self-isolating? We are live streaming the event to Youtube and when you register with us we can send you the link so children can watch the performance live at home. Or if the timings don't work for you don't worry. Register and we'll send you a recording of the event to watch when the time is right.
  • During the live event there will be a 'chat' function available on Crowdcast where you will be able to comment and communicate.
  • There will be the opportunity for teachers to ask questions using the 'Ask A Question' button on Crowdcast. We cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered during the event, but we'll do our best!
  • Security disclaimer: the event will be password protected and available only to those who have registered with The Children's Bookshow directly. However, please note we cannot be held responsible for any views, questions or comments written in the chat.

Still have questions? You can find our FAQs here.

Have any questions? Get in touch

Katy Webster

Your contact for this performance is Katy Webster, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

Email
katyw.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07904 068084