Stars and Stories

About the Show

We are holding a FREE Stars and Stories Development Day on Sunday 25 November 2018 at the Derbyshire Eco Centre, more details here.

Our year-long Stars and Stories project resulted in a performance celebrating the work that had been created throughout the project. The very first performance took place in September 2018 at Wirksworth’s celestial amphitheatre, the StarDisc as part of Wirksworth Festival.

Come and wrap yourself up in an evening of Stars and Stories inspired by the wonders of the universe. Magical stories created and performed by young people in care and care leavers and professional storyteller Maria Whatton (The Lunar Men), will capture your imagination, entertain and inspire, whatever your age!

Enjoy a combination of new and traditional stories. Discover the story of the Big Bang and how we’re all made from the same elements found right in the heart of the stars.

And join us for eye-opening stargazing sessions before and after the performance.

Everyone’s welcome, especially 7+

FREE – no pre-booking required

Storyteller Christine McMahon started visiting care homes in Derbyshire to tell and listen to stories with young people and staff in April 2015, and our Stars and Stories project began in earnest in January 2018. You can read more about the project on these pages on our website.

This project has been made possible through partnership with Derbyshire Virtual School and significant funding from Arts Council England as well as the Cooperative Community Dividend Fund, the Royal Astronomical Society, Tesco’s Bags of Help, Scopes4SEN, Foundation Derbyshire, Walbrook Trust, William and Griselda Kerr Fund and the National Space Centre.

Image credit: Original image by NASA/ESA & Hubble Heritage Team, alterations by Adverse Camber

Stars and Stories

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