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Stratford children’s centre to mark 10th birthday

15:45 03 September 2013

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To mark the centre's 10th birthday, Gruffalo illustrator Alex Scheffler has created this logo Illustration copyright: Axel Scheffler

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A children’s story centre in Stratford will be celebrating its tenth birthday with a week of activities next month.

Discover Children’s Story Centre, which is in the High Street, has invited theatre makers, visual artists, musicians and spoken word artists to take over the building in Stratford with new and exciting experiences for families.

The charity is planning a week of activities including a free 10th birthday weekend on October 5 and 6. The weekend will showcase innovative work from the UK’s top creators of art for children including Inspector Sands, Kirsty Harris and Charlie Dark.

Award-winning theatre company Inspector Sands will be presenting Undiscovered, an opportunity to take an extra special tour around the secret unseen nooks and dark crannies of Discover’s amazing building.

Kirsty Harris, who wrote The Good Neighbour, will ask you to add your feather to the nest for an extraordinary take on the classic Ugly Duckling while DJ and spoken word artist, Charlie Dark will present an inventive version of The Tortoise and the Hare – remixed in his original style (Sunday only).

As part of the celebrations, Benjamin Zephaniah, Discover patron, will be talking to 10-year-olds on October 3.

He said: “I remember walking around the Discover building in Stratford when it was derelict, and all that is there now were just ideas in the minds of people who were passionate about words. It has been truly delightful to see how those early ideas have lit up the lives of so many children in a real and tangible way.”

Sally Goldsworthy, CEO of Discover since 2003 said: “In the last 10 years Discover has become a vibrant and vital part of east London’s cultural offer, transforming children’s lives through reading, books and a love of stories.”

The Discover centre has reached a million people through its venue, community and education literacy intervention projects, and events, inspiring children with a love of stories for ten years.

For more details go to www.discover.org.uk for full listings of the weekend’s events.

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