Snap the Dragon

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Under 16’s competition statue
Snap the Dragon

Snap the Dragon

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Under 16’s competition statue
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written by: Amelia Platt
animated by: Joe Darbyshire

With support from The National Lottery through Arts Council England, The National Centre for Writing and The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Amelia Platt

competition winner: Amelia Platt

“I wanted to take part in the competition because I was fascinated by the character of Snap. I really wanted to bring him to life for others to hear. I was also drawn to the competition because it gave me a chance to write a monologue, something I had never done before. I really hope people enjoy listening to Snap's story as much as I enjoyed writing it!"

Amelia Platt

Amelia is a 16 year-old girl living in Norfolk. She has always loved reading and writing and has been involved in many projects connected to the creative arts, such as Reading Hack run by the Norfolk Library service.  She has also been a part of the Young Ambassadors and Engage Young Arts Professionals programmes run by the National Centre for Writing. In the future she would like to get into either journalism or publishing. 

Snap lives in a case in the museum. Dragons have a long history in the city, present in architecture and at special events in the city since medieval times.  How did our Snap end up in the Museum and what does he get up to?

You may visit Snap in the first gallery without paying to enter the Museum. Just tell a member of staff at the front desk that you are taking part in Talking Statues.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturdays 10am – 4.30pm.

Whilst you are there, you could follow the Dragon Trail within the Museum of Norwich ( https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/museum-of-norwich)

Information about the writing competitions and supporting creative writing workshops can be found on the National Centre for Writing’s website here

This activity is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England