Join our StoryPlay team for these playful creative sessions that encourage literacy and opportunities for families with young children to create and socialise.

For all the fun, games and friendship we know you expect!

Upcoming Events

Sun 18 Sep 2022

Join us this September, where Niall Moorjani will be joined by guest performer and facilitator, Charlie-Anne Bruce to help children explore their feelings through stories, songs, craft, and games.

Sun 16 Oct 2022

In October, Arkem Mark Walton will be flying through the wind, to make wands and explore stories about wonderful witches!

Sun 20 Nov 2022

Laura Sampson and Diana Redgrave will be leading a musical session in November.  Instruments big and small will feature, and children will have a chance to make their own to carry on the fun at home!

My daughters love StoryPlay and so do I! A great creative and playful opportunity for them to meet with other children and it’s great socialising for us all

The StoryPlay Team

Valentine Hanson is an actor, storyteller and drama practitioner born and raised in East London who delivers interactive and virtual sessions in mainstream and SEN schools, museums, community centres and events and libraries in and around London. He also works at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford.

Niall Moorjani is a non-binary, mixed Scots-Indian writer and storyteller. They tell stories and devise shows for children, adults and everyone in between.

They have written, devised and performed shows for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fringe of Colour and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Their first book of short stories will be released in spring 2022 with Fenn and Pickering.

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.

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 organisastions 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 Runthe British Library, and various festivals across the UK. She is also a Spinning Yarns Theatre associate storyteller.

Laura Sampson Website

If you have any access requirements, please contact our box office team on 020 7613 7498 or email