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Celina and the Spider Storytime Session

A New HOME Commission

A series of three storytime sessions to watch online

When Asae Ya the Earth Mother, Nyame the Sky God, and Brother Death come to Anansi the Spider with a problem, the trickster’s usual genius strikes. They pay a visit to their best friends, Celina the Moon Goddess and make a plan to help their elders – with a healthy dose of mischief!

Join Anansi and Celina, as together they hatch a plot to have some Halloween fun….and change the world forever.

This series of three family friendly storytime sessions will creatively explore mortality through handmade puppetry and mythical gods. This series is suitable for ages 5-11. One ticket gets you access to all three sessions released across half-term.

Note from Ella: This story is dedicated to my dear late friend Celina Oyat-Labanya, whose light and laughter we miss every day.

About the artist:

Ella McLeod is a writer/performer and graduate of Warwick University, where she was awarded a 1st class BA (Hons) in English Literature with Theatre and Performance Studies. She has worked as a spoken word poet and actress, notably in Bible John, the Pleasance theatre’s Charlie Hartill winner, at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Most recently she has been signed by Curtis Brown Literature and is currently working on her first novel, a YA fantasy fiction. She hopes to continue writing about the black experience with humour, honesty and a touch of whimsy.