Family Workshops: A Life of Compassion

Refugee Week A life of compassion
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  • Free | Drop-in Suitable for 0–11 year olds

Join us this Refugee Week to celebrate the life and work of Judith Kerr.

100 years ago, Judith Kerr, author of storybook favourites The Tiger Who Came to Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, was born. Explore, debate, make and play as we share her beautiful stories and life, celebrating this year’s Refugee Week theme of compassion. Join us for one workshop or experience them all.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
12.30 – 13.05 or 14.40 – 15.15
Sophie and her mother are sitting down to a quiet tea when there is a knock on the door! Who is the unexpected visitor? Join storyteller Liz Fost for a fun packed retelling of Judith Kerr’s iconic story.
Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds
Duration: 35 minutes

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
13.30 – 14.20
In 1930’s Berlin, Anna and her family have to leave to escape Nazi persecution. With only one small suitcase, which toys should she take? Follow their journey across Europe in this retelling of Judith Kerr’s novel, then make your own suitcase.
Suitable for 5+
Duration: 50 minutes

Monster Tea Party
12.00 – 15.30
We’re hosting a party! Can you design and craft a new monster friend to bring along? What’s special about your new friend? What can we learn from them? And how can we make them feel most welcome? Explore puppetry as we celebrate our differences and welcome in new friends.
Suitable for 2+

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Our storytelling workshops will have BSL interpretation.
Booking not required, all workshops will be on a first come first served basis.

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Name: Family Workshops: A Life of Compassion
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Free | Drop-in
Suitable for 0–11 year olds
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546