JOURNEYS AND CHANGES
many Journeys, so many Changes, in this sequence of stories!
A free event every day, from Monday to Friday. The rest are ticketed, to provide income for our tellers. All on Zoom, to save you Journeys!
Mike O'Leary's Cryptid tops and tails the main festival, as a prologue and epilogue, staggering through a world of folktales.
The Big Opening, with stories from the regular tellers at Heads and Tales and Southampton and Sarum Story Clubs, is at 5pm on Monday October 5th. It’s FREE, but it’s better if you register at the booking site [see below]. If you’re too late, the link will be posted here! The same is true for Free at 3, with a half-hour story each day from Tuesday to Friday.
Jack o' London leads us off, with Cath Edwards, then Taprisha follows the King of Ireland's Son on a Journey that is so long, it needs two sessions.
For those weary of walking, Sarah Lloyd-Winder has Railway Stories.
Those who want to follow the Changes from the past can hear Sharon Carr-Wu telling the tale of Mary Anning, Bone-Hunter, while Marion Leeper and Jessica Law enter the fantasy world of the Renaissance with Bradamante in speech and song.
Rascally Michael Dacre relates the life of "Black Sam" Bellamy, Prince of Pirates, while Lisa Schneidau, showing, perhaps, a gentler side of Devon, takes us for A Walk through the Wild Woods, before Jason Buck introduces us to Ulfhednar, a special kind of Viking, who Changes from Fear to Love, from Boy to Wolf.
On Saturday, we are definitely on the move with Dave Tonge the Yarnsmith, our Journey shortened by his tales On the Road and At the Inn, while Sarah Rundle is on the Silk Road, from the Far East to the Near East, with a story at every stop.
Katy Cawkwell brings our main events to a close with a Journey that took place four hundred years ago, but whose consequences still affect us: the voyage of Mayflower, and the intertwined personal histories of a man who sailed to America, and an inhabitant of that continent whom he met there.
For those still unsated, the Cryptid will come slouching by on Sunday evening.
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