Join the SCIP team this March in celebrating World Book Day, and the relationship between literature storytelling and illustration. 

Open from 2nd March - 16th March | Open Wednesday – Saturday | 10am – 4pm | The Crypt Gallery, Seaford

What’s on

Come and Create: A Fairytale World

A fun free story writing and art workshop for ages 3+ (parents and guardians must remain with all children under 16)

Be part of writing a new fairytale in a fun collaborative storytelling workshop where you create the creatures, characters and magical world in a group led activity. Once the scene has been set and the world imagined, you can help design what your princes and dragons, forests and witches might look like by creating drawings and collages to add to our community fairytale world mural in the gallery.

This workshop is being run in association with Brighton University Creative Writing MA Student Talia Nash.

No need to book simply come along to the session start time, during busy periods you may have to wait for the next session. 

Session start times

Saturday 2nd March - 10am, 10.30am, 12:30pm, 1pm

Saturday 9th March  -  1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

Saturday 16th March - 10am, 10.30am, 12pm, 12.30, 2pm    

The story creation part of the workshop takes 15 - 20 minutes and the art activity can take 10 minutes to an hour depending on the detail and time you want to take makingyour characters and creatures!


An exhibition of book inspired artworks by professional artists will give you a glimpse into book cover design, and children book illustration. With prints donated by the artists to raise vital funds for the charity. 

Artists include Adam Stower, Daisy Hirst, Abigail Hall, Graham Carter, Kate Read, Karl James Mountford, Ed Bettison, Harriet Hobday, Flavia Sorrentino, Sharon King-Chai, Kim Faria, Natalie Smillie. 

Free Story Telling in The Arabian Night Reading Room

We have some wonderful guests joining us for some unique story time experiences in our medieval undercroft which is being transformed by the Arabian Tent Company for the event! 

Saturday 2nd March

11am - Jon Mason professional storyteller - Suitable for ages 8+

2pm - Lindsay Galvin Author reading from her book “Call Of The Titanic” with Q&A afterwards - Suitable for all ages 

Saturday 9th March

11am - Councillor Becky Francomb reading “The Day That Fin Flooded The World” by Adam Stower, Suitable for all ages.

11.20 - Alice Carter reading “Dogs Don’t Do Ballet” by Anna Kemp, Suitable for all ages

2pm – Councillor James MacCleary story time, suitable for all ages.  

Saturday 16th March

11am - Xanthe Gresham, international storyteller - Fairies, folk and the phoenix - enchantment from around the world and around the corner.  Reccomended for age 6+

1pm – Plastic Free Seaford Story time

1.30pm – Alice Carter reading “The Story Thief” by Graham Carter, Suitable for all ages.


Our Come and Create Workshops are funded by Human Nature Grants, Hays Travel Foundation, Homity Trust and Sussex Community Foundation. 



  • Date
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  • Venue The Crypt Gallery
  • Price Free
23 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HD

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