The Story – Arabian Nights:
Arabic storyteller Alia will welcome the children to Ancient Arabia. Step into the story and be delighted for a mischievous hour as she recounts some of the lesser-known stories from the timeless collection of the Arabian Nights.
With more than one thousand and one stories to choose from, and an even wider array of weird and wonderful characters with them, who will Luck have you meet? Will it be giant beasts, singing trees, devilish ghouls or crafty thieves? Or will it be the ordinary people who find themselves in these strange and magical worlds?
About the storyteller Alia Alzougbi:
Alia is an award-winning, BAFTA nominated, dynamic storyteller with a breadth of tales from around the world. Having grown up around the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan), and coming from a Muslim cultural background, she specialises in stories from the Islamic and Middle Eastern traditions. Alia has performed internationally in theatres, at festivals, and has appeared on BBC Arabic Radio and Television.
Teacher comments from previous Settle Stories school performances:
“We are striving to open our children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate experience and this experience was a great way of doing this.”
“The story session inspired their writing in Literacy and their listening skills. It also helped to develop their ability to verbally retell a story.”
There are two live performances tailored to different Key Stage groups:
KS1 SHOW: (9.30-10.15am on Wed 3rd March) is suitable for KS1 (ages 5-7)
KS2 SHOW: (1.30-2.15pm on Wed 3rd March) is suitable for KS2 (ages 7-11)
If you miss it will be available on catch up until 12pm on Wed 10th March. To access the show on catchup you still need to register for the event.