Storey @ Lancaster

LitfestFrom the Woods @ Lancaster

Date and Time: Thursday 24th November 7:30pm

Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Tickets: £9.50 full/£8 Concession – tickets available online here or In person/by phone: Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, 01524 582394 (Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm)

‘From the Woods’

Finland is a land of endless forests and thousands of lakes. The forest is sacred, but it’s the edge of the civilized area, an unknown and frightening place. The vast wilderness has always been full of strange beings. The Devil might be lurking behind the trees; other creatures are watching from the undergrowth. Which are good and which are bad? And how can you be sure?

Markus weaves these traditional tales from his native Finland with narratives from his own life. The result is a string of stories about love, about death, and about dreaming, told in Markus’ down-to-earth and dynamic style. He combines dark Finnish humour with beautiful imagery and a gentle finger on the pulse of the human condition.

http://litfest.org/markus-luukkonen-at-the-storey-this-november/

Inverness Storytelling Festival

InvernessRekindling the Hearth.

Inverness Storytelling Festival returns for a second year with a mixture of tales, music, poetry and craic from Scottish Highlands and distant landscapes.

It will be a celebration of Highland ceilidh culture with stories from: George Macpherson, Bob Pegg, Dougie Mackay, Daniel Serridge, Carol Scorer, Lizzie McDougall, Markus Luukkonen, Alasdair Taylor, Ecopoetry from Helen Moore, Gaelic song from Christina Stewart and global music from Omar Bin Mohammed Afif (Morrocco), Sergio Zavayeta (Peru) and the Woodland Roots Band and folk sounds from Joe Hill’s Wake and Dougie Burns (with a few more surprise acts)

Timetable is as follows:

Fri 11th
@ La Tortilla assesena
7-8pm- Black Dog Days (Bob Pegg)
8.30-10 “Heart Is in The Highlands” Open Hearth session (George MacPherson, Dougie Mackay, Christina Stewart)
£5 each, £7 for both

Sat 12th
@ the Bike Shed, Grant Street
12-12.45pm “Tales of the Magic Drum”- Childrens Storytelling with Dougie Mackay
by donation

13.30-15:00pm River Ness Story Walk/ The Old Grey Magician with George Macpherson
by donation

3.30-5pm Tales of The Moray Firth with The Gold and Silver Darlings Story Quilt (Lizzie McDougall)
by donation

La Tortilla Asesina
19:00-19.45 Into The Woods (Tales from Finland with Markus Luukkonen)

20:00-21:30 International Wonder Tales & Tunes (Carol Scorer, Dan Serridge, Dougie Mackay, Sergio Zavayeta, Omar Bin Afif, George Macpherson)
9.45-11:30 Woodland Roots Music session and dance up!

£8 for full eve programme
Concession available on request

Sunday 13th
1-3.30pm @ The Sheiling Project
Gaelic in the landscape & Outdoor Story session
by donation

Check the program here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1115649585194342/

Bring your friends, bring your granny, bring a tune, tale or listening ear.
email deep.roots.community@gmail.com for more info