Mara Menzies and Cath Little launch the 2013 festival with enchanting tales from Kenya and Scotland, exploring the myths and possibilities of places. What better way to kick off four days of storytelling?
Cath Little is a storyteller and singer drawing inspiration from her Irish and English heritage and from her Welsh homeland. Her performances explore the magic of stories and their ability to connect us to one another.
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The Starbird was a most beautiful bird with wings that sparkled like jewels, and she took great care of her little starchicks in their vibrant magical forest…
Find out what happens when the hunter arrives, bringing injustice with him, as Mara Menzies tells a tale inspired by Booker prize winning author Ben Okri. This performance from Toto Tales is suitable for anyone from 3 to 103.
Fancy a bowl of nail soup? Well-known Cumbrians Taffy Thomas and celebrity chef John Crouch will be serving up a sizzling feast of entertainment, cooking live on stage as they tell stories from the UK’s Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian and Chinese communities.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Cow Foot Prince! Sierra Leone’s Usifu Jalloh uses songs, drumming and the power of story to share the warmth and colour of Africa as he draws you into the magic and nostalgia of childhood.
This funny and engaging show is one for all the family.
It’s the 1630s. People are still arguing about whether the earth is flat or round. How do you go about measuring its circumference? Professor Keesing tells the remarkable story of Richard Norwood, the seventeenth century mathematician who calculated the earth’s circumference to within half per cent accuracy, influencing Newton’s Principia Mathematica and the way people navigated round the world.
This lecture will appeal to fans of seemingly impossible mathematical challenges, and is suitable for anyone over ten.
They’re waiting in the shadows and the corners, and even in the cracks in the walls. Sometimes sinister, sometimes suspiciously helpful; and on long winter evenings they have far too much time on their hands…
The Festival’s favourite event returns with Northern tales from Christine McMahon. Join in the fun over tea and homemade cakes.
Unfortunately, Pete Morton is indisposed and so we've had to make a change to your tea-time entertainment. Fortunately, Christine McMahon has stepped in with her show of Northern tales, 'On Tenterhooks'.
Online booking now closed. Tickets available at the venue.