Storytime Sessions: When Animals Could Talk


Due to unforeseen circumstances this online series has been postponed.

How did the giraffe get its long neck?

How did the turtle get the cracks on his back?

How did the lion learn to roar? 

Perfect for children and in time for the October half-term break, When Animals Could Talk by Ruth Awolola is a series of Nigerian fables about how the animals came to be in the forms which we know and love. 

Ruth Awolola is a Nigerian Jamaican poet, theatremaker, workshop facilitator and youth worker currently based in Manchester. She writes for a variety of different audiences including poetry for children and young people and has performed her work across the country. Her poetry first featured in Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry (Otter-Barry Press, 2017) and her work has gone on to feature in several anthologies. She is a Roundhouse Resident Artist and the Learning Officer at Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University.  

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Running time: 30 minutes

Tickets: Pay What You Can