Saturday 4th May: ‘Wish You Were Here’ Crafty Pint’s workshop printing souvenirs of Tooting, at the Tooting Tram, 12:00 – 6:00. For details click click here

Sunday 5th May: The Jigsaw Horse’ storytelling and art promenade leaves Sprout Arts in Furzedown at 1:00. For details click here
Saturday May 11th: Welcome to the 2nd Tooting Library and Transition Town Tooting Day of Stories’
This free, exciting and diverse day is on Saturday May 11th, 10:00 to 4:00, in Tooting Children’s Library, 75 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PD

No need to book – just pop in any time to join in some stories and make creative nature prints and stay as long as you like. This is a family day for children and their parents / carers – all welcome to take part.

10:00-11:00 ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’+ Bill. …see below!

11:15- 1:45 ‘Stories of Wonder’ + Alison
12:00-2:30  Nature printing ‘+ Chuck and Jane from TTT
2:30-3:00  ‘Snakes, Lizards and Giants!’ Stories on sharing + Emily
3:15-4:00  ‘Adventures of the Jumping Mouse’ + Marika and Hannah

More details:

Going on a Bear Hunt with Bill!  A great way to bring a book to life is by making sound effects to go along with your favourite story, and even recording these sounds to play the next time.
Join Tooting Children’s Librarian Bill Bawden for a fun creative workshop with the aim of making a recording of Michael Rosen’s classic “We’re going on a Bear Hunt“. Learn how to use everyday objects to make sounds such as splashing through rivers, squelching through mud and stumbling through forests!
The final recording will be made available to download for free and can be used to bring the story to life again and again!

Nature Printing  Come and try an unusual, historic and magical technique: printing directly from leaves and plants. It is quick to learn, and it is not hard to get very beautiful results.

We’ll collect springtime leaves in advance from across Tooting – or you can bring some in.          Then we’ll pass on this historic method for creating surprising and detailed prints.

You’ll enjoy this:

Ø if you like trying new things
Ø if you are interested in looking at plants in a new way
Ø if you like experimenting with textures, shapes, and patterns 
Ø if you want to make cards, posters or presents to take home
Come at 12:00 for an introduction, and we’ll show you how to print, or drop in anytime until 2:30. Materials provided, and we’ll adapt this to all ages and abilities: all welcome!
There’s a blog for the Day of Stories: click here