Jan Blake Workshop

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

Children will relish the opportunity to work creatively with Jan Blake in their classroom in this engaging and stimulating workshop.

Suitable for:
Years 5 and 6

Thank you for, yet again, an utterly amazing and inspiring Bookshow this year. Jan Blake was mesmerising and the children thoroughly enjoyed her perfomance.
In the afternoon, her workshop very much inspired our pupils and many have been trying their hand at storytelling since. Thanks again.

Teacher from Margate

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 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 Jan Blake

Photo of Jan Blake

Jan Blake is one of Europe's leading female storytellers and has been telling stories to adults teenagers and children around the world since 1986. Born in Manchester to Jamaican parents she tells stories from Africa and the Caribbean and has an international reputation for dynamic, witty and exciting storytelling.

More about Jan Blake

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

Liz Neville

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

07866 311486