Workshops & Activities

Schools Day: London Literature Festival

Part of London Literature Festival

Discover the mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools on Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey.

Students will take part in creative workshops and interactive performances to explore key themes, characters and ideas embedded in this timeless tale.

This day supports pupils' learning about myths and legends, part of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2.

One of the earliest works of Western literature, composed near the end of the eighth century BC, Homer’s epic explores universal questions about what it means to have a home and what binds a family together through separation and distance, and all the adventures along the way.

Emily Wilson’s lively new translation, the first ever by a woman, brings new dimensions to this well-known story, attuning us to characters and aspects of the work that have previously been consigned to the margins

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Age recommendation
This event is for primary school groups and is ideal for pupils at Key Stage 2 (Years 4, 5, 6), ages 7 – 11.

Each school may bring up to 32 students plus teachers and chaperones:
£2 per student for schools outside of Lambeth
£1 per student for Lambeth schools
Accompanying teachers and chaperones go free

A limited number of bursary places are available for schools who otherwise would not be able to access our school programme due to financial reasons. To apply for a bursary place, please send an email with the relevant details to

Please note, this event is not available to book online. To book or enquire, call our group ticket line on 020 7960 4225 (Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm).

Access information
If any of your students have access needs, please discuss this with us when booking.