Free story telling workshops in Bexley mark Black History Month

PUBLISHED: 10:47 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 10 September 2018

Bexley Central Library. Picture: Google

Bexley Central Library. Picture: Google


To help celebrate Black History Month, Freshwater Theatre will be presenting free storytelling workshops for children during October half-term week.

Cllr Peter Craske, Bexley’s cabinet member for places said: “This is a fantastic way for children and their families to enjoy stories from, and about, Africa and the Caribbean - and it is all for free! It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate diversity during Black History Month.”

The workshops include:

.Monday October 22 – Stories from Africa

Children aged four and over are invited to this workshop to hear ‘How Anansi became King of all the Stories’ and ‘How the Zebra got his Stripes’.

This workshops will take place at 11am in Crayford Library and at 2pm at Erith Library.

You can collect a free ticket from the library or call 020 8303 7777.

.Wednesday October 24 – A Caribbean Story

Children aged 4-7 are invited to this workshop to hear the story of a young girl and her fisherman grandfather.

It will take place at 11am at Central Library, Bexleyheath and at 2pm at Welling Library.

Places for each are limited so sign up now.

For the Central Library at 11am, book your ticket at

For Welling Library at 2pm, collect your free ticket from the library or call 020 8303 7777 and ask for Libraries.

Parents and guardians will need to stay with their children during the storytelling workshops.

Look out for more Black History Month events in the news section of the council’s website at or sign up for news alerts via Your Bexley Updates.

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