Story Lab Libraries

Story Lab - Libraries

Funded by Peabody and The London Community Foundation Groundswell Arts will be running their Story Lab programme in Haringey Libraries 2022 and 2023. 

Story Lab uses Green Screen and Animation film-making techniques to bring children and adults together and use creativity to bring stories to life. 

 Groundswell Arts is embarking on an exciting new strand of work in Haringey Libraries our Story Lab programme is providing after school sessions for children and their adults commencing at Coombes Croft Library in Tottenham N17 in January and later in the year at St Anns library N15. 

Sessions will be aimed at children between 7-11 ( key stage 2)  and their adults and are no cost. Sessions involve a mixture of art , drawing, creative writing , performing and digital skills using iPads. Peabody residents in Haringey will be offered priority spaces but sessions are open to the public as well. 

Come and experience creative hands on digital literacy and create your own movies with us!  For more information about how to take part and sign up to be part of this project get in touch and sign up below. 


Little Bears Big Adventure

In 2020 during lockdown, we received some funding from The Ragdoll Foundation to create a green-screen puppet film in collaboration with Alice Searle of Tiger Boat Theatre.

The film focuses on the experiences of a group of children and families in London and a group in Portsmouth and tells of a bear who gets lost in lockdown and travels through the homes of all of the families during this period. The film gives a window into what children have both struggled with and valued during this unprecedented period. 

Enjoy watching the film and then you can download your own lockdown life PDF and colour and draw your own story of lockdown – perhaps design your own puppets too have a look at other puppet making ideas on our resources section.

Little Bears Big Adventure a film co-created by Groundswell Arts and Tiger Boat Theatre and children and families in Haringey and Portsmouth during lockdown 2020.