We partner with schools to provide engaging, interactive workshops that inspire a love of reading and support reading at home.

Our initiatives include a popular alternative after-school club, an annual inclusive music and songwriting performance project with Create Arts, and collaborations with Z-arts to engage schools in World Book Day and the 100 Stories Hotel, an immersive world of play and storytelling.

World Book Day

Every year we present an interactive live literature event to celebrate World Book Day in March and provide free digital resources to Greater Manchester primary schools to support their own creative learning activities.

In 2024 we joined forces with Z-arts to present two World Book Day shows with best-selling and award-winning author Rob Biddulph, providing a unique opportunity for children to meet Rob, listen to a story and see him draw. We also commissioned Rob to create a special digital event to introduce his new book The Blue-Footed Booby in 2023.