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Rainforest Tales with Sandra Agard

Saturday 25th February - Saturday 25th February


Key facts


18.00-19.30 with a 15 minute interval



Suitable for ages 16+


Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket office on 01865 305305.

About the event

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled due to a family bereavement. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. 

Join Sandra Agard, Professional Storyteller, Writer and Literary Consultant, for Rainforest Tales, interactive stories from the depths of the Amazon.

About Sandra Agard

Sandra has been a Professional Storyteller, Writer and Literary Consultant for over forty years in a variety of venues and settings around the country and abroad. These include libraries, schools, colleges, universities, theatres, museums, art galleries, literary festivals, shopping malls, prisons and in the community.

Born in Hackney, London to Guyanese parents; her storytelling, cultural and literary backgrounds are steeped within the African-Caribbean Oral and Traditions mixed with a Black British perspective.

Sandra’s works has been published in a number of publications. These include:

  • Talking Blues (Poetry)
  • Time for Telling (Stories)
  • Myths, Tales and Legends (Stories)
  • A Girl’s Best Friend (Stories)
  • Watchers and Seekers (Poetry)
  • Times Like These (Poetry and Short Stories)
  • Unheard Voices (Stories)

Sandra is also a playwright. Her plays have included:

  • We Are Women (Tom Allen Centre, Stratford))
  • Conjuring Tales with Brenda Agard (Tom Allen Centre, Stratford)
  • Women and Sisters (Royal Court Young Peoples Theatre)
  • The Rainforest Revisited with Keith Waithe (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
  • Abena’s Stupidest Mistake was performed at The Drill Hall in December 2004 and was produced by Talawa Theatre Company and directed by Paulette Randall.
  • Treasures of the Rainforest with Keith Waithe (The Children’s Polka Theatre, Wimbledon)

Sandra is currently based at Southwark and Lewisham Libraries in South-East London where she works as a Literature Development Officer, Storyteller in Residence, Creative Writing Tutor and Book Doctor. Sandra has recently concluded a residency as The Centenary Storyteller at The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden. Sandra is currently working on a number of writing projects. These include a book of Anansi the Trickster Spider stories and a story on The Lion Keeper’s Boy based on an African boy who worked at The Tower of London in the eighteenth century.

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