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Everybody’s Reading Festival: Story Stones at Leicester Cathedral

Story Stones

Story Stones

Today we did an art workshop on behalf of the Everybody’s Reading Festival in Leicester – create your own Story Stone(s).


Story Stones… the building blocks of life.

“Reading” is the process of looking at a series of written/ visual symbols and getting meaning from them. When we read, we use our eyes to receive written symbols (letters, punctuation marks and spaces) and we use our brain to convert them into words, sentences and paragraphs that communicate something to us. Reading can be silent (in our head) or aloud (so that other people can hear).

Participants were asked to draw on their own reading skills and were asked to create their own story stone characters and/ or landscapes.

It is a great way to make up stories. The drama! The excitement! For example, we could be driving to Grandma’s house before grabbing hold of a kite and flying over a forest.

Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues, ranging from bars, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops.

Everybody’s Reading is dedicated to encouraging every person in Leicester to hear/ see spoken word artists, poets, authors and community writers in their local community venues. With a large variety of genres catered to, it is guaranteed there is something for everyone to enjoy from anywhere in the city.