Dates for Series 5, 2019-2020
Friday 20th September 2019
Branwen: Michael Harvey & Pauline Down
One of the greatest myths of Celtic mythology, this ancient Welsh story has an intimate relationship with the landscape where it is set as well as the landscape of the human soul.
It is a story of magical transformation, extreme characters, wildness, fury and longing. The story has a different shape to it than many other stories and is rooted in a deep dream logic that still talks to us directly many centuries after its composition.
This version is performed with the singer and composer Pauline Down and was premiered at the 2017 Festival at the Edge, where it was given a standing ovation and then Harlech castle (where parts of the story are set) with Beyond the Border.
Friday 11th October
Locks Open: Sheila Arnold
The Chesapeake Waterways & The Underground Railroad. More information to follow.
Friday 8th November 2019
Shropshire Tellers Night
Saints and Witches:
Suzanne and Jake Tumnus
Information to follow
Friday 13th December 2019
Midwinter Miracles from Medieval Times: Dave Tonge
Come one, come all and join Dave Tonge on a journey back to a time when fairies haunted bower and barn, dragons slept soundly in their caves and many a king’s court was visited by mystery and magic at Christmastide.
For many midwinter is a time when wise folk keep to hearth and home, but this night you will hear tell of three ancient warriors of long ago who each undertook a perilous journey.
Of three knights who weathered Mother Winter’s wicked winds in order to pursue their quests.
Friday 20th March 2020
The Hero Light: Dominic Kelly
In these places live two best friends: Ireland’s most fearless and most feared young warriors. But Ulster and Connaught don’t like each other at all: huge forces are working to bring the two friends’ worlds crashing against each other…
The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle – the ‘Irish Iliad’.
Centered on legendary hero Cú Chulainn, the Hound, it weaves together stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today.
Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. In The Hero Light he brings an ancient epic to fizzing contemporary life.
Dominic’s dynamic, compelling storytelling style has captivated audiences in fifteen countries on three continents. UK venues include the Barbican, National Theatre and British Museum. He directs storytelling & music performances for Norway’s national Riksscenen stage, and is a member of Stockholm-based company Fabula Storytelling.