Weaving Words & Spinning Yarns - an evening of Storytelling
The drop of the spindle
The whir of the wheel
The step of the treadle
The click of the needles
Three storytellers bring you an evening of tales that were woven (by words) as women worked. Stories of a weaving goddess' jealous revenge, a tailor's fate, a quilter's special promise, a young girl's encounter with the mysterious Lady in White - hear these tales and more in an evening of magical and mythical storytelling that will transport you to other times and other lands.
The Storytellers are:
Works professionally as a storyteller and tells stories in many different settings - schools, museums, festivals, etc. and works regularly with Warwick Arts Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, CBSO and Moving Hands Theatre Company. She is also co-artistic director of Secret City Arts (http://www.secretcityarts.com/) .
Is a professional storyteller and co-host of a storytelling club for adults, Lichfield Storytellers. She is a versatile and engaging performer, equally at home with adults, children and those with special needs. She tells at festivals, clubs and many other venues throughout the country. Her book, West Midlands Folk Tales, is available from The History Press
Originally from Canada, Sharon has been a Midlands dweller for many years. She traces her love of storytelling back to her Welsh mother who delighted in telling ancient family stories of growing up in Wales before the War. Until recently, Sharon was one of the resident storytellers at Birmingham Storytelling Café but now co-hosts a spoken word event with Pyn Stockman - StoryVibes - storytelling, spoken word & music.
Face Book: @StoryVibes
FICTION NIGHTS - "Anything Goes"
Fiction Nights have become a popular event at the cafe, with local authors coming to read from their novels, poems and short stories. Each evening is different and many of the authors write a piece specifically for the event.
The next dates are:
Monday 14th January 2019
Monday 11th February 2019
Monday 11th March 2019
Monday 8th April 2019
The evenings start at 7pm and finish at 9pm, with up to 10 authors reading.
Entry is free and Tea, Coffee, soft drinks and cake are available to purchase, before the readings and in the interval.