** This workshop has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. **
Come along to a cultural storytelling session with Essex-based Teacher and Writer, Sade Fadipe, as she shares from her book A Fun ABC.
Join her main character, Adanah, as she goes on an alphabetical adventure, visiting her grandfather in a far-away place! Told in Claps, Rhymes and Rhythms, this is bound to be lots of fun, with Arts & Craft too!
For ages 4+.
Part of Family Fun Day: Celebrate the first anniversary of Harlow Library’s wonderful refurbishment by joining us for a day of FREE family activities. Drop-in activities include Baby & Toddler Rhymetime, Family Storytime, Arts & Crafts activities and a special performance by Livewire Theatre Group.
After living and schooling in Rolvenden, Kent, with her English foster mother, at age six, Sade was to accompany her parents to live in Nigeria. With a first degree in English-Linguistics, and bagged with cultural accessories, she reunited with her foster family in the nineties.
Sade attained a Post-graduate in Education here in England and taught in primary schools within the London boroughs of Southwark, Redbridge, and also in Essex. She is currently rounding up an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing.
However, it was back in 1996, when Guest Author, Sir Quentin Blake visited her school that an interest in writing was first sparked. Her debut, A Fun ABC was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2016.
A Fun ABC (2016). Re-titled A Visit to Grandad (2019) in the USA, for ages 3-7
Snowy Joy (illustrated chapter book), for ages 9+
A Bouncy 123 (Cassava Republic Press, 2024), for ages 3-7
Kemi’s Wunder Okuta Kingdom – a Fantasy Animal Series (Treasure Tree Books, 2024), for ages 5-8
Sade’s dual heritage weaves seamlessly through her work. Aware that most people may never visit nor live in West Africa, she unapologetically highlights the continent in all its rural glory. Through her realistic and fantasy stories, she also captures its food, lifestyle, and the family bonds peculiar to the culture, whilst challenging stereotypes by emphasising the humanity that binds us.