Midnight Flint

As part of ‘Grime’s Graves Digging Deeper’, author Sophie Kirtley has been commissioned to create a children’s story inspired by Grime’s Graves. This new tale, ‘Midnight Flint’, follows the story of four children living at Grime’s Graves during the Neolithic period. ‘Midnight Flint’ will be adapted by storyteller Dave Tong and performed at events in libraries across the area and there will be a drawing competition to go alongside the project.

Midnight Flint - The Story

Travel back in time and meet Owl, Mole, Lark and Adder – Four Stone Age children who live and work at the Neolithic flint mines know known as Grime’s Graves.

For as long as she can remember eleven-year-old Owl has longed to find the legendary Midnight Flint. When she hears a mysterious whispering deep in the underground mine shaft her dream may be about to turn into a reality. But then cruel Adder appears from the shadows… Do Owl and her friends have what it takes to stand up to Adder and prevent him for carrying out his selfish plan?

A story of togetherness and community, hope and belief which explores the legendary Neolithic flint mines of Grime’s Graves through the eyes of the children who worked there. Click here to read the story.

Or listen to the audio version of the story by pressing the play button on the right.

Saturday Storytelling Club

Join us for an immersive storytelling session at one of Grime’s Graves new Saturday Storytelling Club events!

Listen to the story ‘Midnight Flint’, performed by Dave Tong, award winning storyteller & Yarn Smith of Norwich. Adapted from the Original story written exclusively for English Heritage by award winning Children’s Author Sophie Kirtley.

As well as the 30-minute interactive storytelling performance, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close with our brand-new handling collection of recreated Neolithic artefacts; ask the expert at our Kids Q&A or find your Neolithic fashion style with our Stone Age dressing up box!

For access information for each event, please click on the library name above.

Drawing Competition

To celebrate Midnight Flint, a new children’s story set at Grime’s Graves, we’re running an exciting drawing competition. Illustrate a scene from the story and be part of our exhibition across Norfolk and Suffolk libraries.  Use crayons, pencils, pens, paints or whatever you like! Click here to download the competition form and drawing sheet.

Deadline for entries 16th March 2024. Please click here for full T&Cs.

Thank You

We would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please visit The National Lottery Heritage fund website

Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use hashtag #NationalLotteryHeritageFund