Lauren and the Story Box

©2019 by Lauren Grierson

 

Strawberry Hill House

Adult Learning

In October 2019 I was involved in the delivery of the adult learning event, Gothic Stories. I played Isabella in a reenactment of a scene from The Castle of Otranto. 

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Kew Gardens

Family Learning

Since April 2019 I have been working with the Learning Manager to produce their weekly Sunday Stories. I wrote and produced a workshop based around what plants need to grow and performed this three times every Sunday throughout the summer.

London Transport Museum

Community Engagement

Since June 2019 I have been working alongside Artburst as an Early Years Facilitator to deliver the Down at the Depot outreach programme for the local community in London Transport Museum's depot in Acton.

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Royal Academy of Arts

Family Learning

In September 2018 I produced a thirty-minute storytelling workshop on The Tiger Who Came to Tea. I delivered the workshop three times to groups of 50 ticket holders to compliment Judith Kerr’s lecture as part of The Festival of Ideas.

Strawberry Hill House

Schools Programme

I have been working with the Learning Manager since September 2017 to write and deliver their schools programme. I have delivered workshops for KS1 up to KS3.

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Museum of London Docklands

Family Learning

Projects have included, a thirty minute show for families entitled, The Archaeology of Cross Rail in July 2017, The Railway Children, a storytelling session in April 2019, Sacred Rivers, a craft workshop based on the history of the river Thames in August 2019, and Pull, Crack, Snap, a craft workshop based on the history of the Christmas cracker in December 2019.  

Museum of London

Family Learning

Projects have included specially commissioned storytelling sessions, Paddington Bear, in October 2017 and The Inventions of Nelly Norris, in April 2018. I also produced and presented a live interview show with the child stars of Paddington in October 2017. 

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National Trust, Osterley Park and House

Adult Learning

I wrote and delivered Osterley After Dark, a ticked, eerie storytelling tour of Osterley House, regularly selling out for groups of up to 25. This was on a seasonal basis throughout 2016 and 2017 for Halloween and Museums at Night.

Historic Royal Palaces

Family Learning

As a freelancer I produced and piloted Palace Story Time in summer 2016, a weekly drop in storytelling session.  As a Learning Activities Assistant from 2016 to 2018, I worked with families, teachers and school children across three palaces; Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London, to assist in or duty manage the delivery of family learning workshops and events.

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Orleans House Gallery

Schools Programme

Projects have included writing and delivering a series of WW1 theatre workshops for local schools in 2016 and delivering Shakespeare workshops at the Garrick's Temple for local schools throughout 2017 and 2018.

National Trust, Osterley Park and House

Family Learning

In October 2015, I wrote, produced and delivered a weekend of interactive drama and storytelling workshops for Osterley's Pumpkin Festival.

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Orleans House Gallery

Family Learning

I've been freelancing here since 2015 with projects including specially commissioned storytelling sessions for the Picture Gallery Exhibition, family learning event days and weekly workshops including Queen Caroline’s PicnicMy RichmondDraw and Explore and A Christmas Adventure

 

"Lauren has a natural warmth and kindness, which informs her manner and ability as a workshop leader. Delivering workshops with Lauren has always been a joy, as she knows how to create a safe and trusting environment, in which children flourish. Lauren's sessions are the kind of sessions children will look back on and remember for a very long time!"

Claire Chard, Museum Educator