Tales of the Forgotten North: Fire, fury and forgiveness
An evening of stories both fact and fiction.
Storytellers Pat Renton and Pascale Konyn will tell mystical and magical stories from the North and a new and wonderous tale about the people who lived at Green Shiel, an Anglo Saxon farmstead on Holy Island. A story of fear, hope and kindness.
Sipported by Jessica Turner, an archaeologist who will take us back to the 9th century and bring to life what it was like to be living in this farmstead so long ago.
Joining us for the evening will be the pupils from the school who will tell the stories they have created whilst working on the project.
Online ticket sales will close midnight the night before the performance. Any remaining tickets will be available from 6.30pm at St. Mary's C of E Middle School.
A Bit Crack storytellers have embarked on an epic journey through Northumberland and the North Pennines, discovering Tales of the Forgotten North. Over the next two years Malcolm, Pascale, Pat and Chris will be creating stories from archaeological sites in the depths of North-East England with archaeologists Paul Frodsham and Jessica Turner.
Stories dreamt from the land will be created together with school children local to the archaeological sites. They will venture out into the wilds, seek treasure, stir their imaginations, map the ancient worlds, create artworks and their own original stories. Creating fiction from evidence given us by the rocks and stones and lumps and bumps in the ground. Making visible the invisible.
This is our first performance of our land journey a pilgrimage passing through these archaeological sites, where we will stop and share tales and meals together, sleep under the stars and dream the land.
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Tales of the Forgotten North is a two-year project in partnership with Northumberland National Park Authority, Northumberland Coast and North Pennines Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in collaboration with Sustrans. Tales of the Forgotten North has been made possible through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts scheme.
St Marys C of E Middle School in Belford Northumberland (View)
St Marys C of E Middle School, William's Way, Belford,
Northumberland NE70 7NX
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