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Event type: 
Date and time: 
23 – 28 October | 10.30am -4.00pm
Admission: 
Included in venue ticket
Location: 
Cutty Sark
Season: 
Family fun

Come aboard Cutty Sark and be entertained with turbulent tales, spirited songs and high seas adventure.

Our storytelling festival of high seas adventure returns to Cutty Sark this half-term.  Brace yourself for tales of freak storms, giant waves,  mysterious stowaways as well as the adventure of the luckiest sailor who sailed aboard Cutty Sark and only just survived to tell his tale. 

If you are feeling inspired by our stories, join us in the Sammy Ofer Gallery to make a pop-up book to take home with you or try out your story-telling skills in our story corner.  Our Cutty Sark characters will be on-board throughout the week to share their real-life tales with you.

From Monday to Saturday in the Sammy Ofer Gallery

10.30-16.00

Story corner: a chance to try out your storytelling skills  using our props, books and hint sheets.

11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00 

Make your own pop-up to take home with you during our artist-led session

Daily Story telling on the ‘tween deck

Monday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Join Olivia and Xanthe for tales of mermaids, lucky charms and even luckier sailors.

Tuesday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Stories of lost and found, tiny stowaways and magic teacups with Janine and Xanthe.

Wednesday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Join Storyspinner for a sea-song singalong and the chance to find out how a little fish followed his tall-tale to find his way back home again.

Thursday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Join Storyspinner for a sea-song singalong and the chance to find out how a little fish followed his tall-tale to find his way back home again.

Friday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Fables of love, loss and luck on the high seas with Olivia and Janine.

Saturday

At 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00

Flotsam, jetsam, the pull of the tide and the strings of the heart bring loved ones back together again with Janine and Gail.