Storytelling

2020 marks 1,000 years since the UK’s first equality law, which laid the foundation for the progress that led to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate and discuss this significant event, the World Storytelling Café is bringing together storytellers, historians, and creators to explore the themes of equality, diversity, and compassion.

Your donations during this event will support Amnesty International and the Equal Rights Trust.

In this episode, we are joined by Manju Malhi, the voice of BBC Food and a veteran of many TV cookery programmes, to explore how you can celebrate equality through food. Manju is no stranger to this having popularised her unique “Brit-Indi” cuisine and developed the culinary skills of over 800 million viewers with her show Cooking Isn’t Rocket Science

If only a certain King Alfred had had the chance to learn from Manju 1,000 years ago…

After some medieval storytelling and a discussion with Manju, there will be a live Q&A with the audience – join us in the Café Zoom Room by clicking on JOIN MEETING

Every weekend at Epic Tales posts a bonus video featuring your responses to our stories: your own stories, your attempts at our Epic Challenges and more. In return, we share the end of our most recent Epic Tale, The Golden Apple.

If you missed Part 1 of the Golden Apple, you can catch up here.

Yesterday, a gold apple promised good luck to everyone who followed the instructions. But it ended in the hands of a maid who couldn’t read – so she can’t follow the instructions! What will happen?

Young learners can find out so long as someone has sent some creativity our way!

Teachers and educators: find our podcast at Epic Tales for activities exploring the many learning outcomes in all the Kingdom 1000 stories, including numeracy, science, and PSHCE!

Joining John this week are Tithi Dani, poet, writer and broadcaster in Hindi and English; singer/songwriter Samia Malik; storyteller Deeptha Vivekanand and Amajit Singh, who will holding a Bangra dance workshop.

A fantastic line-up which promises to be a powerful and fun-filled evening. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!