Creepy House Dance tour – Summer Reading Challenge 2013

creepy house logoCreepy House: A dancing mystery:


On a dark, dark hill; in a dark, dark town; down a dark, dark street; something is haunting Creepy House.
It’s scaring the residents; and gripping them in fear with disturbing noises, year after year.
An unsolvable mystery, that’ll send shivers down your spine – can you help us crack it, if you have the time?

Join Second Hand Dance for a spine-tingling Summer Reading Challenge dance adventure in Swindon Central Library. This is a promenade dance performance/workshop inspired by lots of creepy house stories!

This summer sees the first ever dance tour of south west libraries thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and the collaboration of ASCEL (Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians) and Pavilion Dance South West. We’re delighted to be offering the Creepy House Dance programme in 15 libraries across the south west – the first time that it has been done!  Last year 76,000  children in the region  participated in the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC)  and by animating the challenge through dance we hope to engage even more children in the thrill of reading.

The Summer Reading Challenge is created and managed by The Reading Agency and this project which is led by the South West ASCEL is backed by a strong regional and national partnership.  National research indicates that children completing the challenge maintain and often increase their reading confidence and skills, avoiding the recognised ‘dip’ in reading attainment.

The 2013 SRC ‘Creepy House’ dance workshop tour comes to Swindon Central Library on Wednesday 21st August 2013.  Children aged 4-11 and their parents can participate in this free but ticketed event at either 11am, 2pm or 3.15pm.

To book tickets please call the Central Library on 01793 463238.