Launching the Storyhunters

Launching the Storyhunters

We’ve been helping The Reader to get its new family adventure out to the market, following the devastating loss of its pop up experience in Liverpool ONE during Storm Doris.

During the storm, Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things was sadly damaged beyond repair. Profits from the event were due to support The Reader’s Shared Reading groups and The Storybarn, it’s children’s literature centre in Calderstones Park. The financial implications for the charity are significant –The Reader had already spent £55,000 to set up the event, as well as staff costs, and now faces the financial hit of the loss of ticket sales.

Against that backdrop, The Reader has rapidly developed a new experience – The Storyhunters: An interactive family adventure. And following a call for help to the Liverpool community, we happily got involved to develop a visual identity for the experience that can be used across the launch material.

We’d love for everyone to support The Reader by buying a ticket and getting inspired by the magic of The Storyhunters. Full details on the experience and booking information is included below.

From the team that brought Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things to Merseyside, The Storyhunters is a brand-new adventure in the heart of Liverpool’s Calderstones Park. Part interactive theatre, part literature-based experience, your whole family will become Storyhunters as you set off on an indoor / outdoor storytelling adventure.

Whether we’re looking for a Shark in the Park, going wild with Mr. Tiger, searching for The Lonely Giant or Going On A Bear Hunt, Storyhunters are always prepared, so make sure you dress for the weather! Specially designed for children aged two to eight and their families, Storyhunters sessions include a mix of stories, songs and crafting activities and will begin in The Storybarn but will also see families setting out across the park on the hunt for the “story clues”.

Tickets £4 per person, Spring Stories start Friday 7 April. Sessions take place weekly on Friday – Sunday (Tuesday – Sunday during school holidays). Session times, details and tickets available at www.thestorybarn.org.uk