Delivered by Sahera Khan
“The Cockerel and the Fox” is a children’s play in development based on the story Arabian Nights.
The project focuses on young people and disabled people in Tower Hamlets, some of the marginalised groups of beneficiaries we want to reach.
We awarded “The Cockerel and the Fox” a grant as it meets many of Connecting People and Places’s themes and priorities including creative learning, diversity, inclusion, accessiblity, engagement, and outreach.
Sahera Khan’s new project The Cockerel and the Fox is research and development children’s play and is based on the story Arabian Nights.
In the The Cockerel and the Fox, the wise Cockerel gets lost and encounters the cunning Fox. He takes flight and perches on top of a wall. The Fox makes up a story to entice the Cockerel to come down, about wild animals gathering together peacefully, but the Cockerel thinks quickly and bluffs that he sees a dog approaching. The Fox is scared and leaves. The Cockerel arrives home safely.
The aims of the play are to provide access for children aged 5+, teach the BSL signs of animals, create a visual image of the animals and show the journey of the story.
The new video will launch on Saturday 28 November at 3pm as part of the Together! 2020 Disability History Month Festival.