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Video: Tiny Owl and Alia Alzougbi at Greenwich Book Festival

Tiny Owl joined the fun at Greenwich Book Festival 2017, in the majestic setting of the Royal Observatory, for two events featuring our stories by Rumi! Storyteller Alia Alzougbi performed Rumi’s fable The Jackal Who Thought he was a Peacock and dressed up in a truly fabulous costume! She also gave a traditional pardekhani performance of Rumi’s The Parrot and the Merchant, complete with a beautiful canvas of Marjan Vafaian’s illustrations. Afterwards children could make their…

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Being up in the air and dancing!

Tiny Owl is in the middle of a busy summer of events at book festivals up and down the country. At the Greenwich Book Festival and the Hay International Festival, Alia Alzougbi’s storytelling sessions brought two of our titles to life: The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock and The Parrot and the Merchant. In this special blog post written for Tiny Owl, she shares some of her thoughts about these events.   There lies a challenge…

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New appreciation for multiculturalism

  Greenwich Book Festival Findings!   By Laura Hagerty*   What’s in a book? Worlds of wonder, fantasy and discovery are found between the covers of books. Discovery leads to new experiences that develop an understanding of new thoughts and ideas that may previously have been foreign.   During the last weekend in May, the Greenwich Book Festival held its third annual writers and readers event on the beautiful, historic grounds of the Old Royal…

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A knock knock joke!

Wonderful events at Greenwich Book Festival Picture this: a beautiful blue-sky day, the river lazily taking boats of tourists up and down the Thames and a grassy yard filled with children playing and adults reading in the sunshine. This was the scene last Saturday 27 May at the Greenwich Book Festival, where Tiny Owl hosted two children’s workshops. During the first, Alia Alzougbi performed two Tiny Owl titles, The Parrot and the Merchant and The Jackal…

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Tiny Owl is off to the Hay Festival!

Hay Festival: a magical melting pot of international ideas! The Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, is the biggest event of the international literary calendar. At the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it’s a magical melting pot of ideas from all over the world, attended by writers and artists, thinkers and scholars, performers and publishers… including Tiny Owl! We will be holding three events at the festival on 2 June: From 11.30 – 12.30pm, Pippa Goodhart,…

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