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Hey Diddle Diddle - History & Meaning of Nursery Rhymes

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Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

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Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022
  • DURATION 45 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 From 317 reviews

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

Passed on down through the generations from parents to children, nursery rhymes have been part of our childhood. Many are veiled commentaries on political events and people in power, using subtle references and clever wordplay. Some nursery rhymes have it all, like a good film, royal scandal, illicit love affairs, and bloodshed.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
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Meet the Host, Sandy

Sandy Leong has had 3 careers and is currently working on her fourth. She started her working life as a teacher, moving on to work as a training and development officer before becoming the Chief Officer of a Racial Equality Council. Seeking more work / life balance she set up a training business delivering training to a wide range of organisation all over the country and abroad (the work / life balance did not materialise!). She also undertook training qualifications as a performance coach and a counsellor.

Now she combines her lifelong passion for history as a professional speaker, speaking nationally and internationally, and as a coach and trainer working with others to help them develop their skills to reach their potential, and sneaking in a few storytelling performances.

Believing in having multiple strands creates a fulfilling life, she is also a published author, and currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for a large Charity and Chair of her local museum committee, a wife, a mum, and grandparent.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

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Reviews

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    Lynn

    July 2021

    Really interesting event. The presenter was very well informed and put the information across in a humorous but factual way. Thoroughly enjoyed this presentation.

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    Maureen

    July 2021

    I thought the talk was very interesting and entertaining. It was interesting to learn about the historical background. A lot of research must have been involved in order to produce this talk.

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    Anonymous

    July 2021

    It has been many years since I read and taught my children the many and varied nursery rhymes of our English heritage which at the time I gave very little thought to their origin. Now that I am teaching them to my grandchildren, it was absolutely fascinating listening to the origins of some of them. A book is long overdue with all that information about the rhymes in one place. Please do think about writing one. One of the best Mirthy talks I have listened to. Thank You.