We are delighted to share these short films of Sami Mohamed and Amaya Adhikari performing their original poems as part of a series of videos created for the launch of Year of Stories.
With huge thanks to the children and their school, Djanogly Strelley Academy, and Rachel Feneley, Learning Manager at Lakeside Arts for making this possible.
Year of Stories is a celebration encouraging everyone in Nottingham to enjoy creating, sharing and exploring stories. Developed by local organisations, the project encourages everyone to get involved in delivering their own events and activity to inspire and celebrate Nottingham’s people, their stories and the power of storytelling in all its forms.
As part of the launch of Nottingham Year Of Stories, Djanogly Strelley Academy pupil Amaya Adhikari performs 'Empty', an original poem and shares what she enjoys about writing and performing.
As part of the launch of Nottingham Year Of Stories, Djanogly Strelley Academy pupil Sami Mohamedi performs 'Joy', an original poem, and shares why stories are important to him.
What impact does storytelling have on young people and children? Listen to what Nottingham's Literacy Champions have to say about the importance of stories.
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