A HOME Commission
Back by popular demand and in time for the Summer holidays, Celina and The Spider Storytime Sessions for children are now available to watch online until 31 Aug 2021
Join Anansi and Celina as they hatch a plot to have some fun…and change the world forever.
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!
This bite-sized family-friendly series is suitable for ages 5-11 and creatively explores mortality through handmade puppetry and mythical gods. One ticket gives you access to all three sessions, so you can watch them all in one go or plan some Easter activities for your little ones.
Note from Ella: This story is dedicated to my dear late friend Celina Oyat-Labanya, whose light and laughter we miss every day.
Tickets are available on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis with a suggested price of £10.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split with 70% going directly to the artist and 30% to the HOME Response Fund.
Ella McLeod will be donating all the money raised from ticket sales for this event to Teens Unite, a cancer charity for young people.
About the artist:
Celina and The Spider Storytime Sessions is written and produced by Ella McLeod and was originally commissioned for Black History Month at HOME 2020.
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.