Many of our interactive sessions (usually booked by Festivals or venues, such as galleries) work well in a community setting and can be enjoyed by all the family.  For example, family groups can explore the magic of our music and art storytelling sessions, such as Stanley’s Stick, A Bear Hunt and Roarsome Dinosaurs.

As part of our Community & Family Learning offer, we have delivered Stanley’s Stick interactive workshops for family festivals such as Settle Stories in North Yorkshire and Just So Festival in Cheshire.  We have also taken ‘Stanley’ into Sure Start centres, as part of a community outreach initiative by Buxton Festival.

Stanley's Stick: NCO Music & storytelling

Stanley’s Stick is based on John Hegley’s charming book, illustrated by Neal Layton.  Stanley’s stick is ‘fantastick’ and during the workshop, little participants get to pretend it’s a whistle, a not-so-bendy banana, a thunderous ‘Stickosaurus’ dinosaur, as swinging saxophone, a pencil and more – exploring expressive arts through sound, movement, (optional art), ideas and role-play.

Learn Take Part Case Study Stanley’s Stick

To discuss opportunities for your Festival or community event, contact Helen Quayle, NCO Learning & Development Manager: or via the NCO Office, Tel: 0161 247 2220.