Stars and Stories Development Day ¬ combining Astronomy and Storytelling

Join us for the

Stars and Stories Development Day ­ combining Astronomy and Storytelling

at Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth DE4 4LS

Sunday 25 November 2018, 1.30-4.30pm

For those of you that joined us for the Stars and Stories performance at the StarDisc as part of Wirksworth Festival in September ­ a BIG thank you for coming and we really hope you enjoyed the event. If you couldn¹t make it, it was very special and with more than 200 people joining us, more than we could ever have hoped for when the project began ­ you can read all about it here.

And now, we are delighted to be holding a special FREE Stars and Stories Development Day at the Derbyshire Eco Centre on Sunday 25 November. The day is designed for storytellers, astronomers, children¹s home managers and residential workers, key workers, creative mentors, teachers and community leaders, young/aspiring storytellers and astronomers plus anyone interested in how working with storytelling and stargazing can benefit their work.

Join us for an afternoon session from 1.30pm ­ 4.30pm and discover more about the ŒStars and Stories¹ project.  This is your chance to find out more, make connections and explore the benefits of using astronomy and storytelling as companions.

Meet the people involved in the ŒStars and Stories¹ project ­ professional storyteller, Maria Whatton, Royal Astronomical Fellow, Nick Spall, Adverse Camber Producer, Naomi Wilds, Derbyshire Virtual School Lead and designer of the Creative Mentor Programme, Kim Johnson and Project Manager, Jan Reynolds. Learn about using astronomy and storytelling to inspire community activity, engagement and learning, connecting arts and science (STEAM) and partnership working,

Stars and Stories is a collaboration between Adverse Camber productions and Derbyshire Virtual School. Designed by four Derbyshire care leavers, it involved over 100 children and young people in a 12-month creative exploration of stargazing and storytelling. The project, culminated in a performance at the StarDisc as part of Wirksworth Festival 2018 where the final piece was shared with over 200 people.

Following the success of this first year-long project, we are now looking forward and planning our next steps; broadening the reach of this project and developing new work.

If you are interested in attending this FREE event, please book your place by emailing by Friday 16 November 2018.


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