Dates for Series 2018-2019

Friday 14th September 2018
Rachel Rose Reid – Silence

In 1911 an ancient story was discovered, buried under letters from King Henry VIII. With Suffrage protests at their explosive height, this feminist Arthurian tale was too hot to handle. So the manuscript itself was kept silent...until now. A tale of naughty trysts and gender shifts, chivalry and shade and a ravenous Merlin in search of juicy steak.

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Friday 14th September 2018
Rachel Rose Reid – Silence

Friday 12th October 2018
Gorg Kumar Chand - Pride, Power & Prayer

Can a prideful King become the mightiest of all the Brahma Rishis? Can a god be punished by a Sage he has wronged? How can an illiterate bandit write the epic Ramayana? The answer lies in - Pride, Power and Prayer.

Friday 12th October 2018
Gorg Kumar Chand - Pride, Power & Prayer

Friday 16th November 2018
Cath Edwards – Unconsidered Trifles

A fascinating collection of little-heard stories saved from obscurity: a young man whose dreams underpin the world’s existence; why it’s crucial to mind your own business and the king who would destroy his own country.

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Suzanne Tumnus – Corvid

To some a bad omen, to others a message from the Gods.

Crow stories don’t always end happily, or do they?

Raven, Rook, Magpie, Jay and Jackdaw, all members of the Crow family, - their stories are as colourful and varied as the birds themselves.

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Friday 16th November 2018
Cath Edwards – Unconsidered Trifles

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Suzanne Tumnus – Corvid

Friday 14th December 2018
Joseph Sobol – Jack and the Least Gal

Journey into the phantasmagorical world of Jack, the Appalachian wonder tale hero, and his female counterpart, the Youngest Daughter (“Least Gal”), in a virtuoso contemporary retelling of the Hero/Heroine’s Journey.

Weaving traditional and original songs with stories and his distinctive finger style cittern playing, teasing the ancient tales to bring out their overtones of power and helplessness, sexuality and violence, witchcraft and wisdom, in a performance humorous, sinister, and revelatory.

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Friday 14th December 2018
Joseph Sobol – Jack and the Least Gal

Friday 11th January 2019
Marion Leeper – Women and Power: stories from Orlando Furioso

Based on the Italian romance, Orlando Furioso, 500 years old, but as edgy and modern as if it was written this morning. A mixture of knock-about clowning and heart-breaking tragedy, it covers subjects important to the court ladies of sixteenth century Ferrara: terrorism, immigration, weapons of mass destruction, and the perfect recipe for fish pie. But most of all it talks about how to be a woman and wield power.

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Friday 11th January 2019
Marion Leeper – Women and Power: stories from Orlando Furioso

Friday 8th February 2019
Amy Douglas, Sal Tonge and Anne Marie Lagram – String and Mud, Straw and Blood

A walk to a stone circle, an artist, her artwork, two storytellers, strange supersitions, bizarre charms, dark tales and a guitar create a powerful spell cast over three women by a witch called Medgel. Share their journey of reclaiming the old folk-story of Mitchel’s Fold Stone Circle; a story of hardship, of a local community, of milk, blood, imprisonment and a woman - a story that resonates throughout time.

Friday 8th February 2019
Amy Douglas, Sal Tonge and Anne Marie Lagram – String and Mud, Straw and Blood


Friday 8th March 2019
Sarah Rundle – Gawain and the Green Knight

Gawain, nephew to King Arthur, rides out in golden armour on his white horse. His mission is suicidal: to seek beheading by the axe of a murderous giant. His journey is long and cold; he is constantly ambushed … but the greatest danger comes from his own heart. Powerful storytelling, songs and humour combine to tell a tale of magic, honour, revenge and absurdity.

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Friday 8th March 2019
Sarah Rundle – Gawain and the Green Knight