Storytelling Adventures began in 2011 as a series of weekly classes, workshops in schools and drama-based holiday courses delivered by Amanda Wright under the company name of Bridge Arts & Culture Ltd.
As is still the case today, the fun sessions were based on a popular book or film with Amanda leading the children on an imaginative adventure through the story using lots of drama, song, dance and arts & crafts. As the holiday courses became more popular, the weekly classes were stopped and a team of fantastic teachers were employed.
In 2014 the two strands of Bridge Arts & Culture were divided into two separate entities:
Storytelling Adventures is the sister company of the charity Arts Bridge Charity, of which Amanda and Stephen are also Directors. Arts Bridge Charity use the Arts to improve literacy by delivering long term drama-based projects in primary schools which immerse the children in the world of the story. The workshops develop the children's curiosity and encourage them to emotionally connect with it - they build empathy for the characters, understanding what motivates them, make predictions about what happens next - so that they are excited to read more or write their own versions of the story.
These workshops are available to schools throughout London but are delivered at little or no cost to schools in areas high levels of poverty.
Therefore, a proportion of profits made by Storytelling Adventures are reinvested into Arts Bridge Charity in order to subsidise our charitable projects.