Celebrate everything arts, culture and libraries with Redbridge Fabula Festival this October • Vision RCL

Celebrate everything arts, culture and libraries with Redbridge Fabula Festival this October

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure invites everyone to join them in celebrating their annual Fabula Festival from 3to 8 October. A unique weeklong celebration of the art of storytelling and its power to transform lives.

Taking place during National Libraries Week, Fabula Festival is a celebration of everything that happens in Redbridge Libraries.

Aimed at families and children, Fabula Festival is delivered through a lively programme of performances, children’s events, author talks, films, writing programmes, workshops and specially commissioned arts projects. It encourages residents of all ages to develop their enjoyment of reading, writing and story making through participation in high quality arts activities and events.

This year Vision RCL will host a vast selection of free events which include:

  • School visits with Janelle McCurdy at Keith Axon and Hainault Libraries and Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho at Kenneth More Theatre as part of the Fabula Festival Education Programme.
  • Story Building sessions, puppet shows and the Laugh_able Comedy Night at the Fabula Fringe taking place in branch libraries.
  • Outdoor walkabouts by the Invisible Man, as well as performances and a circus workshop by the Flying Bazazi Brothers.
  • Kids Take Over Day at Redbridge Central Library on Saturday 8 October which will see the library bursting at the seams with free family friendly activities, such as;  performances inspired by the book ‘The Best Worst Day Ever, a story time and craft with author of children’s book ‘Hello’ by Viola Wang, Comic book workshop with illustrator, Ramzee, a Wire a Plug Challenge, as well as a Wellbeing Zone and Calm Room to take a break and immerse in tranquillity.

Chair of Vision Trustees, Martin Soldier said:

“Over the last nine years, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure have delivered some fantastic events during Libraries Week as part of the annual Fabula Festival. With Redbridge Central Library at the heart of the celebrations, it’s incredible to see our libraries buzzing with lots of families enjoying anything from storytelling, coding, arts and crafts and outdoor arts. With the theme for this year’s Libraries Week being ‘Never Stop Learning’ It’s a wonderful time to visit your local library to discover some of the amazing activities on offer all year round”.

For more information please visit our Fabula Festival webpage.