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The Adventures of Pom in Todmorden

12 November 2019

I have recently taken over performing The Adventures of Pom from Ruth Boycott-Garnett. Ruth created the show in 2015 as a commission from Big Imaginations network. The story is inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone (Pom in our version) and takes us through the seasons, into the underworld and back to being reunited with Mum. All told in 30 minutes and with plenty of time and space for the children to mingle, interact and join in to play at the end. There are lots of sensory objects to handle; woolly hats, bright crystals, fruit and vegetables – knitted, wooden and real!

And last but not least we have Pom!

Young children meeting a puppet of a young girl. Ruth Boycott-Garnett

These photos were taken from my debut performance at Castle Hill Nursery in Todmorden as part of Todmorden Book Festival. It was a delight to perform to the 2 and 3 year olds, they were very engaged and attentive, here two children are meeting Pom who is the same size as them!

Many thanks to Catherine Browne and Ruth Boycott – Garnett for the photos and for their help on the day.

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