Girl of Ink and Stars - Audio Drama for schools

In 2020, with live performances not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions we worked to bring theatrical stories direct to the classroom with a new audio drama The Girl of Ink and Stars


The Girl of Ink and Stars Audio Drama

Immerse yourself in the story... wherever you are!

The Spark Arts for Children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries developed The Girl of Ink and Stars audio drama from the play by Satinder Chohan, which is based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Performed over three podcasts, listeners were transported to the mythical island of Joya from their homes and classrooms. Learn more about the audio drama here.



Schools were able to access a digital suite of free learning resources to support the audio drama, providing opportunities for children to deepen their engagement with the themes, content and production of The Girl of Ink and Stars . Resources included suggested lesson plans, printable activity sheets and filmed profiles introducing the Creative Team behind the production.

A number of schools in the East Midlands also took part in live Zoom sessions with the actors and writer to learn more about the production.  Schools involved received a copy of script and the book the drama was based on.

Audio Drama: Play Script

The audio drama play script is available to view and download below.

Among Ideal Friends

Among Ideal Friends is a theatre touring consortium developed by The Spark Arts for Children in partnership with library services in the East Midlands. It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Being part of the consortium means Inspire Libraries can access great theatre performances in our libraries, and online, that we are able to offer to schools at a reduced rate. Each autumn until 2021 will see a performance particularly suited to school audiences.

We are Artsmark Partners

Our libraries are proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture. We offer partnership working to education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, through a range of arts and cultural opportunities. Find out more about how Inspire Libraries can support your Artsmark journey here.


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