Finding Our Story
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“Every time I open a book my heart skips a beat. ‘Finding Our Story’ celebrates the power of the imagination, the wonder of story-telling and the endless possibilities of ‘Once Upon a Time…’” Sutapa Biswas
Story Space was a programme led by Kettle’s Yard in partnership with the charity The Red Hen Project and funded by Talking Together in Cambridgeshire.
In summer 2021, families met each week to share creative journeys inspired by stories and art led by artist Kate Corlett. Together, they explored themes from Sutapa Biswas’s artwork, along with objects from Kettle’s Yard, through looking, talking, reading, art-making and multi-sensory play. One of these sessions was led by Sutapa Biswas, who invited the families to create their own costumes and explore a vibrant fabric world together.
This project is celebrated in this new children’s book, Finding Our Story, which shows the children following their imaginations on wonderful adventures inspired by art. The illustrations were captured during the Story Space workshops by Cambridge-based illustrator Tonka Uzu.
There is also a family reading area with copies of the book on the top floor of Kettle’s Yard.
The Red Hen Project is a small but vital charity based in North Cambridge, working one-to-one with children and their families in their home, at school, and in the community to tackle anything making life difficult and preventing that child from thriving.