StoryPlay is aimed at dads, mums and carers with children aged 2-5. Come along for all the fun, games and friendship we know you expect!


Sun 14 Jan
Join Laura Sampson and Diana Redgrave as we breathe life into the new year through movement, music and magic!  Laura will share stories from her new book, Enchanted Tales, and we will journey to magical realms where anything can happen!  A multi-sensory storytelling adventure to renew and revive.

Sun 18 Feb
We all get nervous or worried from time to time. Sometimes we can feel it in our tummies like lots of wiggly worms squiggling around. We can find ways to calm these nerves and emotions through breath work, movement and sharing our worries.  This February, with Rachel Keeling-Vincent from Mini Mantras Yoga, we will learn the story of a dog called Geoffrey who is feeling anxious, and explore the tale through yoga, movement, music and mindfulness.

Sun 3 Mar
Celebrate the diversity of life on earth as Halimah Islam and Diana Redgrave share animal stories from around the world.  On World Wildlife Day, come and join the fun!  Can we hop like a frog, or sing like a bird, dance like a butterfly of slither like a snake, prowl like a tiger or scurry like a mouse?

Parent Feedback

Diana Redgrave is a storyteller, performer, writer, and primary school teacher, specialising in Early Years Education. She has performed solo story telling shows for families and has collaborated with the Millbrook Piano Trio to perform at the Patsy Wood Family Prom in Oxford. She works as a Story Builder at Discover Children’s Story Centre, and as a learning officer in a local Kent museum. She began working on StoryPlay in the virtual world in 2020.

Halimah Islam currently works as story builder at Discover Children’s Story Centre. She has always had a love for English language. She’s a serial reader and enjoys creative storytelling, involving props and play. She believes passionately about the power of storytelling as an amazing way to connect with people.

Charlie-Anne (Chaz) is a London, Essex and Devon based actor, singer, storyteller and facilitator specialising in children’s theatre. She is a graduate from East15 Acting School and has a passion for community theatre and theatre in education, particularly in early years. Chaz has worked for a variety of companies including Discover Childrens Story Centre, Emergency Exit Arts, and Freshwater Theatre Company. As a children’s singing and musical theatre teacher, Chaz enjoys anything that involves a bit of music!

Arkem Mark Walton is a performer, storyteller and maker. For families they have created the Drag Pirates, at the National Maritime Museum, online and at Discover Children’s Story Centre. For adults they have performed quirky cabaret at the V&A, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the Arcola Theatre.

Laura Sampson is a London-based performance storyteller and writer. For children and family audiences she has worked with organisations including Polka Theatre, Secret City Arts, Discover Children’s Story Centre, Hackney City Farm, and Acorn Book Club. For adult audiences, she has worked with StoryJam, Crick Crack Club, Inua Ellams’ Midnight Run, the British Library, and various festivals across the UK. She is also a Spinning Yarns Theatre associate storyteller.

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