Dates for Series 2017-2018

Friday 8th September 2017
The Howken Field: a Reiver’s Tale: Nick Hennessey

Existing between worlds, between laws, the Scottish Borders are mysterious, a place of secrets. Unearthing the hidden hoard, storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey tips out the glittering treasures of story and song that press up through field and fell, burn and beck, shedding light on dark memories of the place.

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Friday 6th October 2017
The Hair in the Milk: Sef Townsend

Sef Townsend

Supernatural stories from the darker side of Talmud and ancient Jewish folklore. Stories populated by characters you wouldn't want to spend the night with - The demon queen, the malicious ghost, the uninvited visitor at the maternity bed...

How do mere mortals cope?

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Friday 10th November 2017
A Shropshire Celebration:
Mike Rust, Val Littlehales, Suzanne and Jake Thomas

Shropshire is at the heart of British storytelling and tonight showcases three of our finest!

Mike Rust- storyteller

Mike Rust

Founder of Festival at the Edge and the Society for Storytelling

Val Littlehales

Val Littlehales

Local Storyteller and familiar face at Bishops Castle Town Hall

Suzanne and Jake Thomas aka Cranesfield

Suzanne and Jake Thomas

As seen at Festival at the Edge, Suzanne and Jake will be performing "The Elfin Knight".

Inspired by a familiar 16th century ballad, it tells the story of a young woman's coming of age, who after seeing her sister married, wonders if she will ever be a bride. Her Auntie tells her that she doesnt need a husband when she can have a "True Lover"

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Friday 8th December 2017
The Empty Hand: Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden

What would you do if the one you loved was taken from you? How far would you go to find them?

Would you go to the Otherworld? To Hell?.... These magical tales take you on epic journeys across worlds.

Commissioned by Three Monkeys.

Friday 12th January 2018
How the Fireflies Came: Nicola Grove

Japan is a land where the spirits of mountains, forests and lakes are still very much alive and present.

Meet Yamamba, the terrifying mountain woman, the Dragon King and his snot nosed son, and a grandma with a disposable skin.

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Friday 9th February 2018
The Green Road: Amy Douglas and Lucy Wells

The green road is the hidden road that wends between right and wrong, certainty and uncertainty, Heaven and Hell.

The moral ambiguity between black and white is not grey, but green - a place to grow Storytelling, music, song, harmony and humour take to the road together to explore the space between.

Friday 9th March 2018
Songs, Stories and Music: Robin and Bina Williamson

Robin and Bina create a perfect balance of voices.

Robin is legendary worldwide as musician, storyteller and writer.

Bina is an inspired and gifted singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, with a hauntingly sweet, melodious voice.

Their soulful performances feature their East-West harmonies, with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments.

"Pure beauty through simplicity" Robert Plant