Gustav the pigeon’s secret codes and rhymes

Saturday 20 February 2021

11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm

Family friendly online

Adults free. Child tickets ‘pay as you feel’ donation.

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Join Steve Tasane, author of Gustav the Brave, for a reading of Gustav’s story, performance poems and rhythm and rhyming games for all reading ages.

Learn how to speak your own private language and write using spy codes, just like the Allies did to confuse the German military during the Second World War. If you know your A to Z and have a love of puzzles, this is the workshop for you. By the end of the session we’ll have produced a short group story we can take away – in secret language and the English language translation.

Steve Tasane is Steve is writer, performance poet and author of ‘Gustav the Brave’, a children’s book created specially for The D-Day Story. A group of children facing significant life challenges worked with Steve and artist Bob Moulder to create a rhyming poem that brings Gustav’s incredible story to life. The book is available to buy in the museum’s online shop.

Photograph by Matt Scott-Joynt