About Step Into a Book


Fantastical Feats is produced by Step into a Book, a partnership comprising SW Association of Senior Children’s & Education Librarians, the Society of Chief Librarians South West, Pavilion Dance South West and RIO in collaboration with the creative team of Second Hand Dance, Somerset Film and eMc arts. The Reading Agency is a programme supporter. The programme is financially supported by Arts Council England and 15 South West local authorities.

Fantastical Feats builds on the success of last year’s The Giant’s Story digital dance project in libraries and follows on from Creepy House, a dance performance project which took place in libraries across the south-west during The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge in 2013. Dance is used in all three projects as a way of engaging children aged 4-11 years with reading and the magic of stories.

Fantastical Feats features a fun digital game which combines dance, stories, illustration, animation and film. As with the two previous projects, Fantastical Feats is designed to complement The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge and this year’s theme of ‘Record Breakers’.

As well as the game, Fantastical Feats also features dance events in libraries in Bristol, Devon, Dorset and South Gloucestershire in partnership with Dance in Devon, Activate Performing Arts, Dance South Gloucestershire, City of Bristol. It also provides pathways for children to gain Discover and Explore Arts Awards.

For more information about the Step into a Book partnership, please contact Zannah Doan, Regional Producer, Pavilion Dance South West zannah@pdsw.org.uk