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Author Shamim Azad helps children mark the end of London Games at Three Mills in Bromley-by-bow

PUBLISHED: 12:42 10 September 2012

Joe Gibson 8, and Holly Gibson, 5, with writer and poet Shamim Azad

Joe Gibson 8, and Holly Gibson, 5, with writer and poet Shamim Azad

Tim Sullivan on Sunday shift

Children marked the end of the London Games with bilingual storyteller Shamim Azad during a workshop at the world’s largest surviving tidal mill in Bromley-by-Bow.

The poet and writer helped children create garlands, brooches and fridge magnets from marigolds, the official flower of the Games, during the workshop by the House Mill on Three Mills Island last Sunday.

Ms Azad who has published books, including novels and collections of short stories, in both English and Bangla, also read her tales to the children. Her work ranges from Bangladeshi to European folktales.

She combines education and entertainment in her work, and the children got to take home their creations.

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