Reading Rooms – ‘Butternuts and Beehives’ by Alys Jackson 

Mal and Sam, who have never tasted honey, are convinced that their old neighbour, Mr Henry, is keeping a terrible secret. When it turns out that Mr Henry’s secrecy is related to his former life as a beekeeper, a whole new world opens up to them. 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new connections, express their feelings and learn more about the feelings of the people around them. Prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world

For ages 8-12 

Participants will take part in an online session using Zoom or by phone using a Freephone number. Sessions will last for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour.

To register please email: or visit

For further information on this event, please contact the event organiser.


Derry City & Strabane

The Verbal Arts Centre

Organiser Bio: The Verbal Arts Centre is based in Derry~Londonderry and is a centre for the development of the verbal arts and literacy. It aims to promote the written and spoken word and is also involved in research and the publication and provision of information, including material for schools.

Contact Name: Holly Clements

Contact Number: 02871266946

Contact Email:

Address: Bishop Street Londonderry BT48 6PU

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