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21 September 2018

Top children’s narrator Stig Wemyss visiting three Cumbrian libraries next week

After a successful tour in 2017, star narrator Stig Wemyss is heading back to the UK for another string of awesome Stig Live @ the Library shows, supported by Bolinda audio and BorrowBox.

Stig’s incredible and hilarious interpretations of some of the best children’s books, including titles from such high-profile authors as Andy Griffiths, Garth Nix and Markus Zusak, will have children excited to listen to their first, or their next audiobook. Stig is a well-known actor who has appeared in numerous TV shows, feature films and live theatre productions over many years. However, he has become best-known for his work narrating and being an ambassador for audiobooks, as well as for being ‘the voice of Andy G’; sometimes even being confused with Andy himself. Stig’s vast experience brings a unique and dynamic energy to performances making them both fun and memorable.

Over the last six years Stig has been making live appearances in schools and libraries throughout the UK. Stig’s one man show, Stig Live @ the Library, is aimed specifically at primary school-aged children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old, however performances have a habit of capturing the full attention of staff and even older children. The shows focus on fostering reading and literature through a grassroots approach, while also aiming to entertain, spark joy and stimulate imagination in the minds of the young listeners.

Stig will be appearing at three libraries in Cumbria on Wednesday 26 September, performing to invited audiences from local schools -

Whitehaven Library (9.15am - 10.15am)

Workington Library (11.00am - 12.00pm)

Carlisle Library (1.30pm)

As well as being hugely entertaining, the shows are informative and help to build awareness of the benefits of audiobooks. Audiobooks can change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers, including increasing reading accuracy by 52%, increasing reading speed, expanding vocabulary and improving fluency, teaching pronunciation, improving comprehension by 76% and increasing test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning. Listening is the first language skill that we acquire and 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening.


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After a successful tour in 2017, star narrator Stig Wemyss is heading back to the UK for another string of awesome Stig Live @ the Library shows, supported by Bolinda audio and BorrowBox.