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10 am CBeebies Star Gemma Hunt – A Good Friend (Family)
Gemma Hunt children’s TV Presenter also known as Gem from CBeebies ‘Swashbuckle.’ Gemma talks about and reads from her first children’s book – a mixed-race retelling of the stories of Jesus! The BAFTA-nominated presenter decided to produce the stories after being unable to find any children’s books which featured a mixed-race family like her own.
Written by TV presenter and children’s entertainer, Gemma Hunt, and one of the hosts of Alpha and Songs of Praise. The charming illustrations by Charlie Cooke will delight young children. Gemma Hunt’s See! Let’s Be series encourages young children to understand how to act and behave in everyday situations through observing good examples by adults and inspired by Jesus’ parables and teachings. Perfect for end-of-the-day reading time with children, providing support, encouragement, and reassuring words.
Based on the following Bible stories: Parables of the lost sheep and the Good Samaritan, The Feeding of the 5,000, Jesus meets Zacchaeus and Jesus washes his disciple’s feet.
1.45pm Richard O’Neill – Spoons and Stories To Stir Your Soul (Family)
Spoons have been part of our lives for thousands of years, to stir our foods and to stir our imaginations, featuring in many traditional stories like the magic porridge pot and Goldilocks and the three bears. Most cooks have a favourite spoon as children have a favourite story. Every hand carved spoon is as unique as every person.
Master storyteller and spoon-maker Richard O’Neill will share stories and the secrets of how he makes his amazing wooden spoons.
Listen to a story and watch a spoon being carved before your very eyes.
Richard O’Neill is an international award winning storyteller, children’s author and woodcarver.
3.00pm (side chapel) Lynn Robertson Hay – Jairus’s Girl and Joseph’s Boy, The Young Testament Series – a kids’-eye view of Jesus (Family)
Entertaining and moving kids’-eye view of Jesus – aimed at 8-12s, though some adults have sneakily enjoyed it too!
Tammie’s life in a quiet fishing town would never be the same. Her future wasn’t looking good – understatement! – but things quickly went from bad to WICKED with the arrival of a strange grown-up with nice eyes. And as for the business with Daniel’s lunch, or Dibs’s roof…
The Young Testament is a fun, accessible series of full-length books covering the breathtaking sweep of the Jesus story, all from the perspective of the children.
“Funny, imaginative and moving… We loved it… The characters feel as if they’re there in front of you… definitely a recommended read for 8-13 year olds” New Wine Magazine
“Innovative approach to a well known historical era, told in a light-hearted way and in a voice ideal for the pre-teen reader… an entertaining story, fun and informative… a really enjoyable read, even for an adult” Readers’ Favorite.
Writers’ Guild award-winner Lynn Robertson Hay has written numerous episodes of Doctors for the BBC and recently entered another Doctor’s TARDIS with scripts for Big Finish! Her first feature film, Brave The Dark, stars Jared Harris and Nicholas Hamilton.