photos: Dozens attend National
Storytelling Week event in Burnham
of people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens on Saturday
(2nd February) for a special event marking National Storytelling
Children's entertainer Adrian Beckingham told stories to families
in a large teepee set up in the seafront gardens while local author
Linda Bond also captured their imagination with several readings
of her short stories.
Friends of Marine Cove, with the support of Sedgemoor District
Council, hosted the five-hour event in bright winter sunshine.
Several students from Highbridge's King Alfred School also took
part in a story writing competition. The winner, 11 year-old Ophelia
Buckton, received a £10 book token donated by the Friends
of Marine Cove, as pictured right.
Jacqui Strong, Marine Cove's Community Gardener, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We were really pleased with the interest shown and thank
the community for their support. It was great that the day was
such a success and had great weather."