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The Bog King’s Daughter

24 September 2022, 10.00am

Sally Pomme Clayton
Sally Pomme Clayton
Sally Pomme Clayton
24 September 2022, 10.00am – 12.00pm

The Bog King’s Daughter

Join Sally Pomme Clayton for her magical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale and discover why bogs contain the secret to our future!

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Ticket deal

 Book three or more events and save 20%.

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The event

Join author and performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton as she re-tells Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale, accompanied by a selection of sounds, songs and strange musical instruments.

Meet swan maidens, talking storks, oak trees that have seen everything, shield maids and the beastly king who lives at the bottom of a rattling bog.

The story shifts across time and space, from the marshes of the Nile to a vast bog in Denmark. It follows the migration of birds and reveals the significance of bogs in the lives of humans throughout history.

Session times:

  • 10.00am – 10.30am
  • 11.30am – 12.00pm

Ticket includes access to Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day.

The sponsor

This event is kindly sponsored by Cadogan.

The supporter

Chelsea History Festival’s family offer is supported by Garden House School.

The performer

Sally Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer. She is Associate Artist at Omnibus Theatre and author of 15 children’s books. She performs stories for adults and children all over the UK and beyond.

Her latest books are: Violet and the Sea Giant (2022); The King with Dirty Feet (2021); and The Phoenix of Persia (2019). Her next book is for adults: The Mighty Goddess – World Myths (2023).

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24 September 2022
10.00am - 12.00pm
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Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HS United Kingdom