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Hive Storytellers’ Fantastical Trails

‘Thank you for an amazing, magical adventure!’ ‘Our children loved the trail and all the characters and stories.’ ‘Kids had a great time. They even listened.’ These are only a few of the glowing comments the Hive Storytellers received from visitors about the group’s two successful audio trails at Northumberlandia in 2022.

The Hive Storytellers are based in the North-East with an award-winning producer and writer at their helm. The Storytellers are delighted to announce they have been invited to create a FREE Fantastical Audio Trail at Ashington’s wonderful Hirst Park, Hawthorn Road NE63 OQT on April 10th-13th 2023 at 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Visitors just need a mobile phone and to scan a QR Code. Everything else will be provided at The Pavilion near the car park. There is easy access for prams, pushchairs, and wheelchairs.

The trail lasts approximately an hour, as families listen to twelve original characters’ stories and answer a quiz based on what they hear. So, if your family wish to listen to Old Parky, the ghostly Park Keeper; Fluffcoat, a greedy red squirrel or Kidda and Wor Ruthie, would-be professional footballers, then this trail is for you.

The Storytellers have other Fantastical Audio Trails planned in 2023 for students at Hareside Primary School, Cramlington, and a second FREE Hirst Park Trail in the summer. The group is also in discussion with Cramlington Town Council as part of their Diamond Birthday Celebration and The Wildlife Trust at Northumberlandia. 

Hive Storytellers formed in 2019. They are a group of ordinary folk who have accomplished extraordinary things. For instance, they were the only amateurs in the final four in Audible’s national competition in 2019. Also in that year, they successfully performed a commemorative play, The Tenth Bord, to audiences at St. Hilda’s Pit Head and in 2022 at The Word, both in South Shields. They also write and perform short stories, songs, plays and poems for their Podcasts on Anchor which have a growing worldwide audience.

Since 2019, one group member has recorded professional voiceovers for national and international companies, another has had their short stories published in a national magazine, and a third had a poem accepted for a shipbuilding exhibition at South Shields Museum.

Hive Storytellers would like to attract new members who are interested in the creative arts. For more information go to their new website www.hivestorytellers.org