SETTLE Stories is hoping to reach out to 10,000 children for World Book Day with the classic, exciting tales of the Arabian Nights.

The charity is offering two free online, live performances for primary school children on Wednesday, March, 3, featuring Arabic storyteller, Alia Alzougbi.

The award winning storyteller will treat her audiences to a ‘delightfully mischievous hour’ as she recounts some of the lesser-known stories from the timeless collection of the Arabian Nights, says Settle Stories.

She will take audiences on a journey to ancient Arabia, escaping the uncertainty and realities of the coronavirus pandemic.

With more than one thousand and one stories to choose, and an even wider array of weird and wonderful characters, this hour is sure to be a wonderful, magical celebration of stories, adds the charity.

Charles Tyrer, Settle Stories’ executive director, said “I’m delighted the pandemic hasn’t stopped us sharing storytelling. During a difficult time for many, I hope that some may find respite in the gift of stories, which is why I’m so glad we’re able to offer our events for free and to a global audience.”

He added: “Reaching 10,000 children may seem impossible but I know that with help from our supporters it can be achieved.”

There will be two shows - at 9.30am and at 1.30pm on March 3. Tickets are free, but need to be booked in advance at: