Epic Tales were among many fantastic art activities for visitors to the St George's Day Fayre last month at March, Cambridgeshire. Families picked up a passport near the library and then got stuck in – painting dragons, modelling dragons, making dragon masks... and, when they needed a rest, hearing tales of dragons from our master storyteller Chip!
Dragons weren't the only theme, though. Vikings on stilts were also wandering near the library, giving Chip the opportunity to share some of our favourite Scandinavian legends. And, when asked, he was also happy to give lessons in a favourite medieval Germanic instrument, the lyre!
All these activities were part of an ArtZone organised by CPP Market Place: a consortium of creative organisations supported by Arts Council England to bring Fenland communities together through fun and artistic activities. And if the number of smiles was anything to go by, they'd definitely hit their raison d'être with this event!
Among the talented friends we made (pictured above, clockwise from top left) were Hilary Cox Condron, who oversaw the construction of a mythical and colourful centrepiece; Caitlinn Howell, from whose stall children left with their own self-crafted dragon eggs; Penny Sobr, who helped families design dragon masks to wear; and Dan Donovan, who's stall was perhaps the most colourful with several dragons painted onto Viking shields by artists of all ages.
You can see more of the smiles and learn more about the event by reading the report in the Cambs Times by clicking here, or watch CPP Market Place's video below – you might even catch our Chip...!
Learn more about CPP Market Place by clicking here.
Want to bring some Epic Storytelling to your event? Click here to contact us – we'd love to chat about how we could help bring your community together, perhaps also bringing some workshops to enhance the creativity and confidence of your families. Plus mention that you read this blog post, and we'll halve the cost of your travel... ;-)