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Our Read at the Just So Festival

Written by Mike Butler, 16th August 2011

We'll be bringing a touch of the Central Asian desert to the woods of Staffordshire this Friday when we head off to the Just So Festival to read aloud from The Unforgotten Coat in a Mongolian yurt!

We'll be bringing along two children from the Wirral to read with us and share the experience, and we want as many people as possible to enjoy the story so if you're planning on coming then make sure you pay us a visit - you can pick up a free copy of the book and maybe even try reading aloud to the rest of the group! We'll be doing readings at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm so there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved or just sit back and enjoy a good story.

The festival runs from the 19th-21st of August and takes place in the woodlands of Barnswood, near Leek. It's aimed at children and families and includes a number of creative activities and performances from across the arts, taking in music, cinema, dance and literature. We hope to see you there!

3 thoughts on “Our Read at the Just So Festival

Colin says:

That looks fab! Have fun.

Megg says:

Yurts have always fascinated me as traditionally they are made from felt and I am a felter. I was told that the wool would be laid out and prepared then rolled up and towed behind a horse for many miles in one direction before turning round and towing it back the other way. Not sure how long they had to do this for but from my experience of felt I expect it is quite some time. The felting process involves doing everything to pure wool that you would never inflict on your best wool cardigan; lots of soap, hot water and much rubbing or friction. I wonder if your yurt will be felt or more modern canvas?

Sam Shipman says:

I’m getting very excited now, it will be a really fun day out! Wow, I never knew there was so much effort involved in making felt…I will be sure to check what our yurt is made out of and let you know 🙂

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