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Hooray! The Phoenix of Persia is out today!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re delighted to celebrate the book birthday of our biggest project of the year: The Phoenix of Persia! It’s been a long, incredible journey to create this exciting project and we can’t believe it’s finally here. We’ve worked with author Sally Pomme Clayton to retell a powerful ancient story from Iran, illustrated by Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif. Musicians and composers at City University worked hard to craft the original musical composition,…

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City University celebrates The Phoenix of Persia!

City academics collaborate on children’s book and music project Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re so pleased to be working on The Phoenix of Persia with brilliant musicians and composers from City University. The Phoenix of Persia is a picture book by Sally Pomme Clayton and Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, that also features a resource box for schools, a musical composition and a programme of events. The university shared this great article about the project. Read it…

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The Shahnameh Box and Teacher Resources

Buy The Phoenix of Persia These resources for teachers provide cross-curricular classroom activities to support The Phoenix of Persia and its music as well as the other books and objects in The Shahnameh Box. The teacher resources complement these physical resources but the activities can also be enjoyed alone as complete units or smaller learning components. In these activities, you can delve into the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran by exploring its literature,…

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Announcing our biggest project of the year! A book with music and teacher resources

Buy The Phoenix of Persia To celebrate Nowruz, otherwise known as the Persian New Year, we’re announcing our biggest, most ambitious project of the year! We’re so excited to reveal The Phoenix of Persia, a new collaborative multi-disciplinary project with an original composition by Iranian musicians, teacher resources and a programme of nationwide events. The Book The Phoenix of Persia by Sally Pomme Clayton is based on a story from the Shahnameh, one of the great…

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Why does everyone love to hear a good tale?

Explore the magic of storytelling with Sally Pomme Clayton! Buy The Phoenix of Persia It’s National Storytelling Week! We celebrated by speaking to one of our favourite storytellers, Sally Pomme Clayton, about what makes storytelling so magical! She is the author of our upcoming book The Phoenix of Persia, from the mythical series One Story, Many Voices. Sally Pomme is a true innovator who has pioneered the art of modern storytelling. She said: “When I…

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