Forthcoming Storytelling Events

May 21, 2010

Our friends at Beyond the Border are pleased to be able to announce the programme for this years three day festival.

We are also pleased to be able to let you know that Eric Maddern is going to be performing at Chapter this June.

Finally, you can find information below on storytelling at Glastonbury.


This leading international festival of storytelling returns to beautiful St Donats Castle on the S Wales coast for another spectacular weekend of stories by the sea.

For three glorious and magic-filled days, the grounds of this fairytale castle will echo with the sound of stories from Wales and the World…Silk Road Stories….Travellers’ Tales….Stories And Songs From Celtic Britain…1001 Nights….Stories & Music From West Africa & The Caribbean…..Tales To Sustain….

For more information please visit their website
or download the flyers here
Summer School Flyer
pdf flyer
Beyond the Border is back

Eric Maddern 07789 810115
7.30pm Saturday 12 June 2010
Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre,
Market Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JW
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) on the door

We became human sitting round a fire beneath the stars. We are now burning up the planet. We are a miracle in the Universe yet we are undermining our survival and the survival of the Garden of Eden that is our ‘lovely, lonely, living Planet Earth’.
In this show Eric muses on the Human Adventure – from our early tentative steps on the savannah to our teetering on the brink of now. Through original songs, traditional tales, poetry, prophecy and humour he reflects on what we have to learn from our journey so far and what we need to make it through these critical times. It’s a bold, inspiring, hopeful and heart-warming take on the big picture and the step up we must make.
Eric Maddern is an Australian born storyteller, singer-songwriter and author who has created Cae Mabon, an outstanding eco-retreat centre in North Wales. His books include ‘The Human Story’ and ‘Spirit of the Forest’. His latest CD is ‘Rare and Precious Earth’. This show is a development of the ‘What the Bees Know’ show Eric was touring in 2009.

Glastonbury 2010
Storytelling in the Earth Lodge, Green Futures Field

Programme Thursday 24th June- Sunday 27th June

1pm Christine Willison
Accompanied by daughter Mitzi on accordion.
For over 25 years, Christine has entertained, intrigued and inspired people of all ages and abilities, with her large repertoire of traditional and contemporary stories. Christine will share her inexhaustible enthusiasm for the world of tales, legends, myths and riddles, some come from her family’s roots in Ireland and Eastern Europe, some from Wales where she lives, and others she gathers on her world travels.

2pm Pauline Cordiner
Pauline Cordiner is a storyteller from the fishing and farming traditions of the north east of Scotland, an area which was once inhabited by the celtic tribes once known as the Picts. Pauline enjoys telling a variety of traditional scottish tales, fairy tales, folk tales, creation myths and the occasional home-grown tale of her own.

3pm Steve Killick
Steve also works a professional storyteller and works in schools, theatres and communities. He is currently working on adapting and retelling the ancient story from India, The King and the Corpse, an epic story about the mythical King Vikramaditya’s journey to wisdom through being tormented by a spirit who asks him increasingly complex riddles.

4pm Story Workshop
Christine Willison will share the craft of the oral storyteller, no experience needed – bring your imagination.

5pm Guest storyteller
we will bring a different guest each day to this spot

6pm Tell us your story
Storytelling circle for anyone who attended the workshop and others with a tale to tell.

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