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let’s create at home – A Story Apron for Simon and Nellie

A Creativity Challenge to make a Story Apron to accompany the retelling of the Shrewsbury tale of Simon & Nellie, the expert bakers of Longden Coleham.

Be an online curator

How you can curate your own group of artworks and share them with the world at artuk.org.

Zoom Away With Words

Away With Words the storytelling club for 11 to 16 year olds who want to practice and improve their telling skills is going on-line from April 2021

let’s create at home – Story Mat for Bufeo Colorado

A Creativity Challenge to make a Story Mat to accompany the retelling of the Rainforest story “Bufeo Colorado”, the shapeshifting pink river dolphin.

A New Way To Support Us

You can now visit the Art UK shop to support us by buying prints of your favourite picture from the Mythstories Collection.

let’s create at home – music for One Tree And Many

A Creativity Challenge to make a musical instrument to accompany the retelling of the Rainforest story “One Tree and Many”.

The Fox’s Knob

A North Shropshire tale from Hawkstone of a brave old fox and hunting dogs. With Key Stage 2 activities, background facts and a song.

The Disappearing City

A story from Wroxeter, explaining why the nearby Roman city of Viroconium became a ruin. With Key Stage 2 activities and discussion points, background facts and a song.

The Treasure Of Stokesay

A story from South Shropshire about giants and their treasure. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Robin Hood’s Arrow

The story of Robin Hood’s only visit to Ludlow. With background facts French translations and Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Lost in the Flood

A story from the time of the Romans in Britain that links the creation of Bomere Pool to the Roman city of Viroconium and Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton. With KS2 activities, interesting facts and a song.

Edric and the Stiperstones

The story of Wild Edric, an 11th Century warrior lord whose spirit lives on in the South Shropshire hills. With a video performance of the fairy tale, audio reminiscences from local residents, KS2 activities, facts and local folklore and a song.

And The Water Gushed Forth

One of the stories of the late 7th Century Saint, Milburga Abbess of Wenlock. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

The Giant and the Cobbler

The story of how The Wrekin hill was made by a giant. With background facts, French translations, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Mitchell’s Fold

A story about a famine, a cow and a witch that pre-dates the coming of Christianity to Shropshire. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Wise Words In Wild Places

In 2021 we start an exciting new project to prove that pictures can’t tell the whole story! Read all about it…

The Story of Nellie

The story of Nellie’s memorable overnighter in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

King Gogmagog of Oswestry Hillfort

The tale of the King of the Giants who held court at Old Oswestry Hillfort, North Shropshire. With a student’s video and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Tale of Fouke le fitz waryn III

The tale of the Master of Whittington Castle, North Shropshire. With a video made by students and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Devil and Colemere Church

The tale of the Devil at Colemere, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

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