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Fairy Tales of Droylsden

The Fairy Tales and Folklore of Droylsden

Once upon a time there was a town, which was full of magic, and full of stories … The ‘Fairy Tales and Folklore of Droylsden’ is a free family friendly ‘trail of tales’ and event day.

Come down to Droylsden Town Centre on Saturday 19th February (10am till 3pm) 2022 for a fantastical adventure – in Villemomble Square, you might encounter The Wondrous Funderstorm and their dragon, or meet a friendly bard who will spin you a story. Interested in telling stories of your own? Come to Droylsden Library for a drop-in workshop led by Rowbot Street CIC and make your own crankie theatre to take away with you – crankies are an old way of telling stories with pictures and a lot of fun!  (Suitable for ages 5 and over)

From the 19th February and for the school half term week (19 – 27 February) you can try out the ‘trail of tales’, featuring original stories by children from Moorside Primary School, Manchester Road Primary Academy and Greenside Primary School. These fabulous stories are chock-a-block with brave heroes and heroines, wicked villains, sorcery, and sword fights. Their words have been brought to life with beautiful images created by No Eyed Theatre. Collect your trail map from the library and see if you can find all 8 stories and their illustrations in the windows of some of Droylsden’s local businesses! Who knows – if you had a workshop with us, we might have chosen your story!

All of the events and activities are free so come on down for a ‘happily ever-after’ day of fun!

‘Fairytales and Folklore of Droylsden’ trail

If you are unable to get to the library to collect your trail during opening hours, you can still collect from the counter during ‘Open Plus’, as well as trails being available from within Droylsden Town Centre at Wilko, Greggs, Bespoke Flowers and Swintons Furnishings.
Or if you would prefer you can print out your own copy here:

Fairy Tales and Folklore of Droylsden is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Welcome Back Fund.