Storytelling Festival for the Whole Family

This February Half Term, in partnership with St Helens libraries, we’re bringing the magic of Citadel Arts to a library

near you as we present a special Storytelling Festival.

Over 700 children and families have already been transported into the astonishing world of Citadel Arts, discovering something

different with every visit and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Join us for this delightful festival and experience what families are describing as:

Have a look through our handy guide below to find out which libraries we’ll be visiting.
We can’t wait to welcome your family to the Citadel Arts experience.

Eco Drama in association with Platform presents:

The Whirlybird

Monday 17th February

An uplifting theatre show for children aged 3-7, featuring movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin!

In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for Bird, Whirlybird just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed.

The Whirlybird is a funny, playful and moving piece of theatre about learning to fly, encouraging one another and finding joy and inspiration in nature.

Created by Scotland’s leading eco-friendly theatre company, with a beautiful music score by award-winning composer Greg Sinclair and set and costume by Claire Halleran, The Whirlybird draws inspiration from the natural world to celebrate diversity and uniqueness and the wonder of flight.

“A delightful show… slips from hilarity to pathos with ease, and keeps the children transfixed.”     Lorna Irvine, The List

Tickets: £3 / Family Tickets (4 people) £8
Starts at:  1.00pm (Book Here)
Where: Eccleston Library
Age: 3+
Length: 35 minutes

Gav Cross presents:

Twisted Tales for Terrible Children

Wednesday 19th February

Are you ready to hear some of your favourite tales but told with a terrible twist?

Gav Cross is an exceptional storyteller who delivers tales we all know and love but form a different point of view.  Join us in our giant pop up story cave for some twisted tales from around the world and silly stories that guarantee a giggle.

Tickets: £3 / Family Tickets (4 people) £8
Starts at:  10.30am (Book Here) & 2.00pm (Book Here)
Where: Parr Library
Age: 7+
Length: 50 minutes

Norwich Puppet Theatre presents:

Beastly Belle

Thursday 20th February

Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour, Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks – but looks aren’t everything, right?

A journey of discovery which explores perceptions of physical beauty and how two strangers can overcome their differences. Will Beauty come to understand and accept the Beast?

Featuring a skillful mix of puppetry, film projections and an original musical score.

Tickets: £3 / Family Tickets (4 people) £8
Starts at:  1.00pm (Book Here)
Where: Newton le Willows Library
Age: 4+
Length: 50 minutes
We can’t wait to welcome you to the Citadel Arts experience.