Celebrate Book Week at Shire Hall

BOOK fans visiting Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester during Book Week, from 25th May to 2nd June, will get in free if they dress up as their favourite book character.

The museum on High West Street will be running storytelling sessions around the old courthouse and there will be slime-making (otherwise known as dragon’s snot and ogre earwax) in the cells.

The events are part of the museum’s commitment to inspire children with stories of social justice – and have a lot of fun at the same time!

Director Anna Bright says: “What better way to celebrate the magical and important message of reading than by making snot and earwax, while hearing stories of rebel boys and girls who changed the world?”

The storytelling sessions, which will include tales from the popular Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, will be free, at 3pm from 27th to 31st May. The slime-making workshops will run every day throughout the week from 11am until 3pm.

For more information visit shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849.

Pictured: Shire Hall’s Nathanial Green gets into the spirit of Book Week