Are you ready to unleash your inner Tarzan and swing from vine to vine, singing about the wonders of the jungle with all your animal friends?

Join storyteller Ursula Holden Gill for a session of animal-themed tunes and tales that are sure to appeal to young festival-goers and new story listeners alike. Kids can sing, dance, clap, and laugh along as they explore the jungle through these infectious tunes and surprising stories, giving them a chance to free their inner lion or tiger and let out at a mighty roar.

About The Speaker

Ursula Holden Gill is performing at the Family Fun Days at Bradford Literature Festival 2022

Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill is an Award-Winning Storyteller, Workshop Facilitator & Educator who is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She frequently travels internationally and throughout the UK, using music, movement and real-life observation to inform her own original and traditionally inspired work, to nurture other artists and to connect people of all ages with their creativity. Responding to commissions and both long and short-term residences within the community, education, entertainment and health sectors alike, over the last decade Ursula has relished establishing firm links with institutions such as Action for Children, Henry Dancer Days, Opera North, Settle Stories, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, The National Youth Theatre and The Shakespeare Schools Festival. She is particularly passionate about her work with children and young people, animal welfare and in the therapeutic value of storytelling. In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence and at present, is completing her MA in Dramatherapy at the University of Derby.