The BBC’s Reading and Writing campaign in Manchester involved developing a touring storytelling festival. Working with Mimi and Ben Faulks of Plunge Boom Theatre, they created a magical storytelling bed. The octagonal shaped four poster encouraged families to climb aboard to experience simple stories with interactive puppetry. It toured children’s centres and shopping centres and featured as the centrepiece in a one-day event at the Trafford Centre. A giant storytelling chair was also created to take to libraries to work with visiting children’s authors in a campaign which encouraged parents of young children to read together.