Project Description

Chief Chebe – Wellbeing and Happiness

Live Event – Primary 4 – 7

  • 23rd February 11 am
    • Erskine Library 
  • 24th February 11 am
    • Foxbar Library 

Chief Chebe is an experienced multi-skilled performing artist, bibliotherapist and storyteller. He uses the healing tradition of African storytelling and traditional instruments in his uplifting sessions. He has visited over one thousand schools and community events,  and he featured as a guest poet on CBBC Rhyme Rocket.

Chief Chebe shares the joy of the therapeutic and healing effects of the Djembe Drum and the traditional balafon and the mesmerising stories evoked from lands afar. Using call and response, feet tapping and clapping techniques, he aims to unlock the positive vibration of the inner self as well as benefit from the collective experience of sharing stories and music with others.

Book an Event –  Primary Schools

All events are free to schools.  We can accommodate one class at each event (maximum 30 pupils)

If your local library is hosting events please select an event from your local library.  If your local library is not hosting an event or you are not situated near a library,  please select an event from the library that is closest to you.   (Bus hire costs can be reimbursed to schools who are situated more than one mile from where a library event is taking place.)

Email   with the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings – Name of Event

Please provide the following information in the email:

  • Name of your school.
  • Class participating including number of pupils (maximum 30 pupils) and name of teacher and contact email.
  • If you will require costs of bus hire to be reimbursed.

Closing date – Monday 24th January at 5pm. 

We will select a school at random and inform you week beginning 24th January if you have been successful.  The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance,  and can recommend classroom resources if available.

Chief Chebe