Children get creative with traditional African craft session in Ilford

Arnav Panjabi, 4, taking part in the workshop.

Arnav Panjabi, 4, taking part in the workshop. - Credit: Archant

The depths of Africa were recreated for the afternoon at one library, with enchanting stories and traditional crafts.

A group of parents and children with the activity runners and their batiks.

A group of parents and children with the activity runners and their batiks. - Credit: Archant

Whether it was listening to the toe- tapping music or putting explosions of colour on to fabric during the tie dye workshop, there was something to keep everyone entertained.

Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, hosted the last IROKO event in Redbridge on Thursday.

The theatre company held activities for schoolchildren which included batik making and clay modelling.

There was also a vibrant art exhibition on show all day as well as refreshments.

For information about the theatre company’s work, visit www.irokotheatre.org.uk.