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Anansi The Spider

Touring: All Terms 

Literacy, Diversity, Expressive Arts. Events linked to cultural experiences

Age Group: 3-7 (EYFS & KS1)

Anansi the Spider brings to life the tale of one of the great folk story heroes. Inspired by a wealth of traditional Ghanaian and Caribbean stories, this spidery tale will trick, sing and dance its way into children’s imaginations.  This participatory story transports the children to West Africa to the village where Aunt Nancy is getting ready to tell her tale. Using puppetry, multi-sensory play and song, the children help Aunt Nancy bring to life this African classic where all children can find themselves reflected.

Addresses the following areas of learning in the EYFS and KS1 Curriculum: 

  • Events linked to cultural experiences.

  • Forming a positive sense of themselves and others. 

  • Communication and Language.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Outcomes / Participants will:

  • Co-construct a story with their own responses and ideas.

  • Talk about their emotions and how someone’s behaviour affects others.

  • Explore similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


"The performance was engaging for the children. All of them, no matter their ability were

able to join in."

Year 1 Teacher, Princethorpe Primary

To book or Enquire

"I loved joining in with all the
activities, especially the dancing."
Year 2 Pupil

Touring: All Terms
Runtime: 45 Minutes 
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop

Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom 


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