Stories Festival to launch in George Town on Thursday

READY: Trudi and Eliott Cross, 10, with Jenna Long, 12, and Lily Andjelkovic, 12, preparing for Stories Festival launch on Thursday. Pictures: Neil Richardson

READY: Trudi and Eliott Cross, 10, with Jenna Long, 12, and Lily Andjelkovic, 12, preparing for Stories Festival launch on Thursday. Pictures: Neil Richardson

George Town will explore its people’s stories at an upcoming festival.

Stories Festival will have performance art, workshops, stand-up comedy, children’s voices and exhibitions. 

The festival aims to give the community the opportunity to participate in a range of activities as well as listen to and tell stories. 

The first event, Kimishibai Japanese Paper Theatre, will be held on July 27. The free event starts at 11am at the Memorial Hall. Tickets can be purchased from the community hub. 

Celebrations will continue for the rest of the year and include children’s art workshops, comic making, comedy, a ‘Humans of George Town’ exhibition and a closing ceremony displaying all the work from throughout the festival. 

The Festival launches at The Hub on Thursday at 10am and runs until December.

More information, including event times and dates, can be found on the Stories Festival Facebook page, or dropping in to the George Town Hub. 

STORY TIME: Love Your Library Challenge prepares Ollie Cross, 12, Jack Harris, 12, Sophie Flanagan and Ava Harris, 10, for the Stories Festival.

STORY TIME: Love Your Library Challenge prepares Ollie Cross, 12, Jack Harris, 12, Sophie Flanagan and Ava Harris, 10, for the Stories Festival.