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The Golden Den

2020-2021, Matson

The Golden Den is a magical, awe-inspiring, transportable, golden reading den, enabling storytelling, reading, making and performance for primary school age children.


The project was developed by Soozy Roberts to help support local libraries to encourage families who might not normally visit their library to come and visit.  It was also created to help support literacy in primary school children in Matson also.  


This ambitious, interactive, design and sculpture project was designed by Moat and Robinswood Primary School children in a series of workshops at Matson library in 2020 with artist Soozy Roberts. 


The project has kindly been funded and supported by Gloucester Culture Trust, GL4 CIC, Arts Council England, Create Gloucestershire, Barnwood Trust, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, Gloucestershire Libraries, Great Place and Read With Me.

The den will tour to five libraries in Gloucestershire this summer, WOMAD festival and other venues to showcase the fabulous work designed by these young people in collaboration with artist Soozy Roberts, fabricator Cory Burr of Design Fabricators and Cotswold Timber Trends.  The eye-catching logo has been designed in collaboration with the excellent Ery Burns.  


The den will return to Matson after its tour in 2021 to travel between the two schools to support literacy and imaginative play with words.

This project was made possible by funding and support from these lovely people:

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