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The Bog King’s Daughter
24 September 2022, 10.00amFree
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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.
- 10.00am – 10.30am
- 11.30am – 12.00pm
Ticket includes access to Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day.
This event is kindly sponsored by Cadogan.
Chelsea History Festival’s family offer is supported by Garden House School.
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).