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Share A Story this National Storytelling Week!

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National Storytelling Week (26 Jan – 2 Feb) is a nationwide extravaganza of storytelling! And what better way to celebrate than to spend the week reading and sharing stories? Whether the story is from a written book, audiobook or even from memory, Storytelling Week is dedicated to celebrating all kinds of storytelling.

Storytelling is a big part of our #ShareAStory campaign which encourages parents, carers, siblings and friends to share stories with one another for at least 10 minutes a day. To help you have a fantastic week filled with storytelling, check out our toolkit of ideas and resources with fun ideas for storytelling events. If you need some inspiration on books to read, discover the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages!

It doesn’t matter if they are made-up tales about aliens and zombies, or fascinating facts about kings and queens, the most important thing is to let out the storyteller inside of you.


Stories can be found everywhere and anyone can tell them. That’s why we want you to get creative and complete this opening sentence for us:

It was 10pm when I heard it, a loud bang followed by a whoosh in the garden. I opened the window and gasped. It was…

We’ll be tweeting this opening line out, so all you have to do is finish it and hit reply using #ShareAStory. Remember Twitter has a 280 character limit so you’ll have to keep it short and snappy! We’ll keep a lookout and retweet our favourites and we might even feature them on our website.