Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the york festival of storytelling

This weekend sees the York Festival of Storytelling, which has been organised by Helen Sant. I've seen Helen perform stories a few times now, and have been spellbound every time.
All events (apart from the Ghost Walk) will take place at the Railway Institute, which will have a 'storytelling cafe' open for events during the festival. The venue is just round the corner from York station. 
This year, Helen, with Adrian Spendlow, will be running a Hallowe'en Ghost Walk, which starts at 7.30 from the Museum Gardens on Saturday 26th October.  She'll also be taking a storytelling workshop at 3pm.
Saturday's events include: interactive storytelling and face-painting with Adrian Spendlow and Ruthie Clayden, yoga and storytelling with Laurie Prime and Laura Potts, storytelling techniques with Jane Oakshott, and Irish tales from Catherine Heinemeyer.
Andy Humphrey and Helen Burke will be hosts at the 'Story and Poetry Jam' at 5pm, with music from Jack Firminger.
Sunday's events include a puppet show from Le Petite Artiste (written by local children) Alison Morgan's stories and songs, a spoken word and violin performance 'Krishna the Bestower', spooky bedtime stories 'The Kingdom of Neverscare', Greek myths and circle dances from Karen Myerson, North Yorkshire tales from Ingrid Barton, and a Sign Language workshop from Natalie Jackson.
With such an impressive range of interactive events, whichever ones you choose, you'll certainly be in for a treat!


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