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0-3 Storytelling

Elmer’s Walk

6 April – 23 June Various times | 20 min session

Ages 0-3 | £1 with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Elmer sees and hears amazing things on his walk, but the other animals are too busy to stop and enjoy them with him. What will you discover on Elmer’s Walk?
An interactive 0-3 storytelling performance based on the book by David McKee.

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Vintage TV Screenings – 70’s Season

25 May – 2 June | Every day, times vary, please refer to our bookings site for exact times

Free with Day Pass

Join us for vintage TV shows from the late 70’s Where Jamie and his sheepdog travel the fantasy world of Cuckooland. Meet Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a Witch who tries to stop wheelie people having fun. You can drop in to any TV screening during your visit to Discover (popcorn is available!)

No booking required

London Children’s Book Swap

25 May | All day | All ages

Free entry to Discover

Children and families can come along to any book swap and exchange an old unwanted book for a completely different one to replenish their libraries and share a love of books and reading within the community. This year’s Book Swap theme will be celebrating Elmer Day with trunk-fulls of Elmer crafts around Book Swap stations.
You can also donate any books you have lying around to Discover or other participating venues in the lead up to the Book Swap!

See your nearest Book Swap here:

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Perfectly Norman Storytelling and Craft

 29 May | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join our Story Builders to explore picture book Perfectly Norman, by Tom Percival. In this interactive event families will hear all about Norman, a boy with an extraordinary secret.
Explore why Norman feels the way he does, and reflect on what makes us all unique. The event includes a craft activity for families to complete together, and for each child to take home.

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Zine-making with Kristyna Bazcynski

 29 May | 2.15pm | Ages 6+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Let’s make mini-magazines (or ‘zines’ for short). Zine publisher and comic artist Kristyna Baczynski guides children through speed drawing, portrait making, collage and more as they discover the wonderful world of zines. Inspired by Kristyna and using hints and tips from her new book: Read All About It!, children will learn to write, illustrate, and assemble their very own unique zine to take home

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Storytelling with Nadine Kaadan

30 May | 11.15am | Ages 6+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Meet Nadine Kaadan and learn about the rich cultural heritage of Damascus, the city of her birth. Listen to her story Tomorrow and learn about the brave children of Syria, the strength of family love, and the healing power of art in times of conflict. Then, join in some fun drawing activities! Tomorrow is nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Newham Comic Book Factory Workshops and Exhibition

31 May- 1 June | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential for the workshops, exhibition is open to all

Join comic book enthusiast John Currivan to learn exciting techniques to help you make your own comic books. Explore an exhibition of comic book work from local artists and get some to take home with you at our pop-up comic book stall.

Exhibition (drop-in)

Friday 31 May                                Saturday 1 June

11am – 5pm                                           1pm – 5pm

Workshops (pre-booking essential)

Friday 31 May                                Saturday 1 June

11.15am – Seeing Sounds                 1.15pm – Seeing Sounds

2.15pm – Creating Characters        3.15pm – Creating Characters

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Storytelling with Mylo Freeman

9 June | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Princess Arabella can’t wait to have a younger sibling to play with. But what would be most fun – a brother or a sister? What do Mum and Dad have in store for Princess Arabella? Meet award-winning children’s author Mylo Freeman, listen to her read from her newest book Princess Arabella is a Big Sister, and watch how she draws and paints Princess Arabella and friends!

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Storytelling with Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

22 June | 2.15pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! Join brilliant author-illustrator Chris Naylor-Ballesteros for a fun-filled session of crafts and illustration, to find out what’s REALLY inside the suitcase, and to explore the power of stories yet to be told.

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All of our events are accessible and SEN friendly, if you or the child attending have any specific requirements or questions please contact us before your visit:

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