Omagh Library presents StoryTrails - Two days of fun for all the family!
Come along to Omagh Library on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July to discover a range of exciting augmented and virtual reality experiences for all the family to enjoy.
Explore the area’s untold stories inside the library through a virtual map made up of 3D models and audio recordings of local community members.
Venture outside to take part in an immersive StoryTrails walking tour, where a free app will guide you around the places where history happened, bringing the events to life before your very eyes.
There will also be a series of library events for all the family to enjoy taking place on both days -
Friday 1 July
11:00am – 11:45am
Performing Starz Puppet Storytelling with Jo Britland.
Join storyteller Jo Britland for an interactive puppet storytelling event for children aged 4 – 7 years. Jo Britland is an experienced Dance and Drama teacher and storyteller. As well as taking her weekly classes, Jo and her puppets have taken part in many special events including the Stendhal Festival and the Northern Ireland Science Festival.
11:00am - 12 noon
Computer Coding Session
For 8 - 11 years.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Lego eBook creator workshop
Calling children aged 8 – 11 years! Here is your chance to create your own story in Lego…and make it into an eBook as well. All you need is your imagination in this exciting workshop where you will plan your story, stage it in Lego and use it to create an eBook - from your own ideas you can become an author!
Drop in sessions all day
Recording of oral and written local stories
Available all day
Have fun with selfies
Saturday 2 July
10:00am – 11:00am
For children aged 4 – 7 years.
Must be accompanied by a parent/carer.
11:00am – 12 noon
Join us in Omagh when Juanita, a star from Circus250, will treat children of 8 – 11 years to an interactive ecology show! Juanita will use music, dance and clowning to encourage the children in the audience to come up with their own innovative and imaginative answers to plastic pollution. Juanita’s Talk is an important, urgent and utterly hilarious show full of hope for our future.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Storyteller Vicky McFarland, in conjunction with the Armstrong Storytelling Trust, will entertain children 4 – 7 years with favourite tales from her exciting repertoire.
Vicky is a children's storyteller, writer and producer of numerous audio collections. In 2017 she won the National Literacy Trust's short story prize and has written for the BBC, Onebillion.org and Anorak Magazine.
2:30pm – 3:30pm
A reading from Charlotte’s Web, followed by hands-on activities designed to help children learn more about spiders, and to see how scientific concepts are reflected in stories and in the world around them. For children 8 – 11 years.
All events are FREE to attend and booking is essential. To book a place contact Omagh Library 028 8244 0733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
StoryTrails, is a one-of-a-kind experience where untold stories from the past are brought to life using augmented and virtual reality and the voices of the local community.
As the UK’’s largest immersive storytelling project, it will change the way we tell stories about ourselves, animating public spaces across the UK and inspiring a national conversation about who we are and where we are going.
StoryTrails is part of 'UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK', a ground-breaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022. To find out more about StoryTrails, visit www.story-trails.com.
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