Bloomsbury Festival at NLA

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 October 2017

Diana Olutunmogun, Storyteller

Visit NLA during the Bloomsbury Festival for an exciting programme of family events, storytelling and model talks. All events are free, no booking required!

Free Model Talk 
Friday 20 October 12:30-13:00
Free lunchtime talk giving visitors the opportunity to learn firsthand about London’s newest architecture and development.

Sing Out Store Street at NLA
Friday 20 October 18:00-21:00
Visit New London Architecture as part of Sing Out Store Street and explore the huge 12.5 meter-long New London Model, where experienced guides will be on hand to explain London’s newest architecture and development.

Family Storytelling - London Stories
Saturday 21 October 13:00-16:00
There are as many stories of London as the millions of people who live here. There are tall stories and short stories, folk stories and silly stories, myths and legends and adventures around every corner. Come and listen to our storyteller take you on a journey through our city’s streets, ancient and modern, meeting a cast of motley characters along the way.

Free Family Drop-In - Inspiration Station
Saturday 21 October 13:00-16:00
This year for the Bloomsbury Festival we’re celebrating the area’s rich heritage as a place for creative expression of all types. Come along to our drop-in zone around the New London Model to create your own poetry, art and drawings inspired by the architecture and history of Bloomsbury.


See more about the Bloomsbury Festival here 

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Diana Olutunmogun, Storyteller

Diana is a performance storyteller, writer, museum teacher and workshop facilitator, having worked in heritage education for over 15 years: in schools, with community groups, in museums and at heritage properties. She is currently working at the British Museum as a museum teacher delivering interactive and creative learning sessions for children ranging from Early Years to Key Stage 2. Diana also works in her home borough of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College as a learning facilitator, where work ranges from conducting tours for school groups in the Painted Hall, to performing stories for their family audiences during the holidays. She has written and performed stories for a range of audiences from under fives to over 55's for the National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and the V&A. Diana particularly enjoys engaging audiences with historical characters via interactive storytelling, and has played a number of characters including a Mogul emperor, Queen Victoria and her dog!