Little Shop of Stories

John Lewis
Westgate Centre
23rd January 2019
12:30pm - 3pm
Every Wednesday

Shoppers in Oxford are in for a treat as The Story Museum opens a most unusual shop in the Westgate Centre.


Every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month, 12:30-15:00



John Lewis and The Story Museum have partnered together to create a most unusual shopping experience at their Oxford store in the Westgate Centre. The Little Shop of Stories will be running free interactive storytelling sessions to shoppers in Oxford.

The Little Shop of Stories is a fictional pop up shop complete with Victorian style shop front beautifully realised by acclaimed theatre design company Vortex Creates. At The Little Shop of Stories, families will find magical ‘Once Upon A Time’ story sacks full of unusual and unexpected items, each one linked to a story. Appearing under the stunning roses installation on the Ground floor of John Lewis, children of all ages can enjoy a story every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month delivered by The Story Museum’s team of expert Story Guides. Stories featured in the sessions will include well known favourites that children and parents will be familiar with, as well as stories from around the world, that may be new to many families.


Isy Mead, Head of Learning and Participation for The Story Museum says:

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with John Lewis and Westgate to be bringing stories to shoppers in Oxford. Our Little Shop of Stories is the perfect way for families to rest their feet after a morning of shopping, and to take away with them not just their purchase, but a story too!”


Clint White, Events and Marketing Coordinator at John Lewis Oxford says:

Since opening our store in Oxford we've been working hard to team up with local charities and organisations to help us deliver exciting daily events. We are really excited to be working in Partnership with The Story Museum who are bringing their exciting Little Shop of Stories to John Lewis on a weekly basis. 

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