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The Severn Valley Railway has drafted in extra storytelling support for its Steam into Stories event on Saturday 13 April, after tickets sold out for its first session of the day featuring award-winning writer MG Leonard.

Dudley-based children’s author Uncle Brow Brows and poet Claire Ambler will travel on the second departure of the day, at 10.45am from Kidderminster, returning from Bridgnorth at 2.15pm. Along the way, both authors will be in the open carriages, reading from their books to children as they travel.

It’s all part of the SVR’s involvement with Bewdley Festival’s new one-day children’s event, Step into Stories, which sees some of the best authors, poets and storytellers coming together to inspire young people.

“I can’t wait to share some of my stories on board the train,” said Uncle Brow Brows. “I regularly visit the line with my family, and we love it so much that my latest book, ‘Yak on the Track’ is based at a railway line. I think this is going to be a really special day.”

There’s no extra charge to listen to the extra storytelling events on the train, as it’s all included in the price of the travel ticket.

For tickets to travel, please visit svr.co.uk

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