Daniel Morden Workshop in Newcastle

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

In this lively and interactive workshop, Daniel Morden works with children to help them develop their own narrative skills. The focus of the workshop will be on creating a convincing and satisfying story. After a brief introduction and discussion, Daniel will tell a traditional tale. He will then discuss the structure of the story. The children will use that structure to write their own versions.

Suitable for:
Yeasr 5 and 6

The enthusiasm and great personality of Daniel Morden captivated the minds of our children and inspired them to reach their full potential. It was very uplifting watching such a dynamic delivery of creative writing...

Teacher at Faith Primary School, Liverpool

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Yeasr 5 and 6

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Daniel Morden

Photo of 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.

More about Daniel Morden

Previous workshops with Daniel Morden

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

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:

07904 068084