Check out our latest storytelling and puppetry videos!
A Sneak Peek: Stars Inside
Get a glimpse of our wonderful Christmas video! Bookings are now open for STARS INSIDE, a cosy Christmas time video. About the story:
“You have to think outside the box to find the stars inside.”
Follow Rosa, a girl from a country with frosty winters, on her mission to find stars for her Christmas tree.
Written and told by Simone Schuemmelfeder and illustrated by Ann-Christin Schuemmelfeder, this heart-warming story is a treat for everyone who loves the magic of Christmas.
Get in touch to book your video! Also available in combination with a creative writing session.
Halloween Story Time
Time for Rattling Bones and Tombstones! (Not So) Scary Stories for Halloween with Simone and Vinny the Scaredy-Cat …um … I mean, Vinny the Vulture!
Who's In Your Book?
Diversity in Children's Books
StoryGate teamed up with the Goethe-Institut Dublin for Culture Night 2021 and their project DRIN -Visions For Children’s Books. In this video, we introduce a Swiss children’s book that was written for everyone who is different: SAMUS GANZER STOLZ (Samu’s Pride And Joy). A book about a little hedgehog who looses all his spikes, written for and about children with Alopecia areata universalis (circular hair loss that affects the whole body).
We especially thank the authors Jaqueline and Daniel Kauer of KaleaBook for their kind permission to use the story for our video. Copyright of text and images to SAMUS GANZER STOLZ lies with KaleaBook. While the book is currently only available in German, the authors provided us with an English version of their lovely book for this video.
The Boastful Crow:
A storytelling and puppetry Adventure
On the 12th of June is Cruinniú na nÓg , Ireland’s national day of celebrating creativity with children! For this day, we have teamed up with The Chester Beatty to create a new storytelling and puppetry adventure. The Boastful Crow tells the story of a young crow who thinks he knows everything about flying . . . until he challenges a goose to a flying competition! Storytelling and puppetry fun for ages 3+.
Giggle Time With Katie Katerpillar
Carlow Libraries and StoryGate team up to bring you something special this October: Giggle time with Katie Katerpillar! In this video for 4-7-year-olds, beautiful hand-puppet Katie will bring laughter and fun to your home. Join Katie and German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder when they share their favourite story: The best lollipop in the world!
Stories On Your Fingertips - Storytelling video for CBF 2020
It’s Children’s Book Festival! For Cork City Libraries, the tellers of StoryGate have recorded stories and workshops to celebrate children’s books, creative writing and the power of imagination! In this video, Simone from StoryGate will use face-paint to turn her hands into animals and tell a funny story. This is meant to be tried at home! Get some face-paint or water colour and join the fun! Age group: 3+