Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Type of Venue






Or Venue Name



Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

image for Literary Event item typeRed Hoods, Wolves and Transforming Fairy Tales: St at Leeds Central Libraryadd to shortlist

  • Event data supplied by Leeds Inspired

Literary Event, Sat 12 May 2018

Red Hoods, Wolves and Transforming Fairy Tales: St

Red Hoods, Wolves and Transforming Fairy Tales: St


Once upon a time, there was a big bad wolf. Or a red-cloaked girl in a forest. But what if the story didn't go quite the way you imagined it? Or if you could change what happened?

Led by Big Teeth artist Elizabeth Dearnley, this workshop reveals some of the surprising hidden histories behind familiar fairy tales, and invites you to try your hand at creating and performing your own stories. Learn how folktales shift and change over time - from 11th-century werewolf tales to urban legends like Slender Man - and cook up some brand new tales for 2018.

Elizabeth Dearnley is an artist and folklorist whose work centres around interactive, collaborative storytelling. As a storyteller she has worked with museums, schools and arts festivals to bring old tales to life; she also teaches the history of fairy tales at University College London. Her immersive installation, Big Teeth, is showing at Leeds Central Library during Words in the City.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 May 2018 14:30 to 16:00



    Words in the City


    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



    See location of Leeds Central Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality