Children's Bookshow Digital Festival 2021

Digital event

Past event

Daniel Morden's live digital performance

How did it go?

On the afternoon of World Book Day 2021 we were joined by one of the very best professional storytellers. From his home in Wales, the very talented Daniel Morden drew us in to the story of The Green Man. Daniel pulled off an amazing feat, without the usual stage to perform from, without audience interaction and the communal shrieks and gasps he managed to draw in his audience watching on screens in homes and classrooms around the country. His story was in part fierce and powerful with kindness as its touchstone. We had time for children’s questions too and a delve into Daniel’s love of story and the influence of that well known tale, Jack and the Beans Talk. We ended with the answer to the riddle posed earlier in the week...what could it be that’s not you or me, with a head, a foot and ears? The groans could be heard for miles around!

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Thursday, 4th March 2021
1:30 pm
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6

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

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