Children invited to cast light at Guild Chapel

7 November 2017

CHILDREN are being invited to cast their light at the Guild Chapel in Stratford – with a free storytelling and craft session in the run up to Christmas.

‘The Mouse and The Light’ takes place between 4pm and 5pm on Thursday November 30th and will be led Kate’s Storytree.

Children of all ages will be invited to gather to explore the power of light and the peace it can bring, through the sharing of stories and a craft session making paper lanterns.

The event takes its inspiration from one story in particular – The Mouse and The Light – following the tale of one tiny creature who overcomes the ‘Shadow’ and banishes it for good.

Storyteller Kate Coleman says: “This event is all about celebrating the power of light, and the power we have within us to summon it. The Mouse and The Light is a wonderful story, and we’ll be sharing plenty of others too. We’ll also be casting our own light through our simple craft activity; inviting all children to make their own paper lantern to take away.”

Pippa Brook, Volunteer Coordinator for the Guild Chapel, added: “This should be a really magical event in the run up to Christmas and we hope to welcome lots of families for a real storytelling adventure. Three wooden mice will be setting up home at the Chapel to coincide with the event and all of the children will be welcome to pop back in any time to see them and to remember the stories they have heard.”

The Mouse and The Light is free to attend, with all materials provided. It is open to children of all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult. There is no need to book, please just come along on the day.

With a history dating back to 1269, the Guild Chapel is one of Stratford’s oldest and most important buildings, with a fascinating history. Owned by Stratford Town Trust, it is home to some of finest surviving medieval wall paintings in Europe, the subject of a major conservation project.  The Chapel is open daily, free to visitors, with donations welcomed - 

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