Inverness Storytelling Festival

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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

Hello Scotland!

From the Woods
From the Woods

Scotland, England & Wales! 

Just got my new passport and now It’s time to back my bag.

For October and November I’ll be working in artist residency in Edinburgh (and travel and perform a bit around the UK.)

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If you’re looking for some interesting Finnish storytelling for your event, I’m here or there! Or if you want to chat about storytelling, ask me for a coffee or a drink!

See you around!

The residency is supported by Art Promotion Centre Finland and I’ll share the time there with my dear partner: fine artist & visual theatre maker Anna Uschanov.

Examples of my performances:

From the Woods – Stories from Finland

About Seven Hills – Collaboration project with Anna Uschanov

Contact me:

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Sama suomeksi – Same in Finnish

 

Story Café @ Runokuu

Story Sharing 2016
Story Sharing 2016

International Story Sharing Cafè 

Runokuu 

26.8. 8pm @ Kansallisteatterin Lavaklubi,  Läntinen teatterikuja 1, Helsinki 

A social gathering where sharing your own everyday stories and listening to others is made easy and fun! All you need is an open mind and a hunger for stories and new people. Our special storytelling guests, skilled musicians and open story sharing mic make the evening a heart-warming and thoroughly enjoyable experience! The café is organized by the Story Sharing 2016 project which helps immigrants, asylum seekers and Finns to meet and share stories together.

Storytelling guest: Alireza Abdi Momtaz, Amjad Sher and Nena Stenius

Musicians: Christer Hackman & Friends

Hosts: Max Bremer & Markus Luukkonen

Please sign up beforehand at ilmoittautumiset@nuorenvoimanliitto.fi or at the Lavaklubi before the event begins.

 

http://www.runokuu.fi/festaritarpit.html#perjantai26

 

3Troubadours @ Flatlands

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3Troubadours – the international trio of performance storytellers – are soon coming to Belgium and The Netherlands with their show “Mobile Dreams”. From the 20th to the 29th of May, we are performing in Vinderhoute, Brakel, Gent, Brugge, Kapellen, Amsterdam, Belsele and Den Haag!

“Mobile Dreams” is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling performance about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of four languages (English, Dutch, Finnish and Norwegian) the three perfomers behind “Mobile Dreams” tell a string of tales both mythical and personal, all connected by the language of dreams.

Check out our Facebook page for more info – or access the tour plan on this page:
http://www.3troubadours.com/mobile-dreams-tour-in-may/

3Troubadours
(Tom van Outryve, BE)
(Markus Luukkonen, FI)
(Torgrim Mellum Stene, NO)

The tour is supported by TelepART – Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

TelepART

Stories from Kalevala

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Stories from Kalevala
with Christine Cooper, Petra Poutanen, and Markus Luukkonen

23.3 at 6pm Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki

It’s midnight. The guts of Lemminkäinen are laid out, and a raven croaks at the back of the room. The ancient ritual of myth-telling is brought screaming into the 21st century by Christine and Petra with voices, instruments and strange machines…. Christine is a respected British storyteller, currently studying here at the Sibelius Academy. She tells the stories simply and directly, in English, evoking fragments of ancient runo-melody with her violin.. Petra is a musician without borders – she weaves dark, messy electronic sounds in and around the stories. This is Kalevala as you have never heard it before.

Free entrance – donations welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1715998188641545/

Story Sharing Cafés – March 2016

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International Story Sharing Café

17.3. 6 pm at Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, Vuosaari

21.3. 6 pm at Stoa, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus

Would you like to meet people who have come to Finland from near or afar and talk with them? Or meet the mysterious folk who call themselves Finns? Would you like to hear fascinating stories spiced up with melodies and rhythms from faraway countries? Story Sharing Café is a new type of social gathering where sharing your own everyday stories and listening to others is made easy and fun! All you need is an open mind, and a hunger for stories and new people!

Programme:

– Story sharing café – meet people from near and far round the coffee tables

– Open mic – stand up, grab the microphone and share your story!

– Special storytelling guests:

17.3. VUOTALO: Christine Cooper, Antonio van Cleave and Åsa Nybo

21.3. STOA: Kishan Gaine, Wilson Kirwa and Houda Wahbi

The eminent musicians of the evening: Christer Hackman and Marouf Majid

Hosts: Max Bremer, Carla-Rose Häkkinen and Markus Luukkonen

Free entrance but voluntary donations are welcome!
As our seats are limited, please book yours in advance:
e-mail: universum@universum.fi / tel. 09-611003 (Mon-Fri 11 am – 3 pm)

www.facebook.com/storysharing2016

www.universum.fi

The International Story Sharing Café is a part of the project ”Story Sharing 2016”, which aims to help people of different nationalities and cultures to meet each other by sharing stories from their lives. Production by Theatre House Universum, Under the Same Roof and Alba SuomiFinland ry in co-operation with Samova ry, Finnish Red Cross and Arbis and with the support of City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Finnish Cultural Foundation and Samuel Huber’s Art Foundation.

Shaibalaiba! – Special

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Shaibalaiba! Story Café Special
Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki

Welcome to Shaibalaiba! Story Café, a cosy gathering around stories. Customarily there are some invited storytellers who share their stories and an open stage for anyone who has a story to tell.

At Arkadia International Bookshop on 3rd March the concept will be the same, except that this time Shaibalaiba! goes international: the stories will be in English! The more the merrier, so come to enjoy the magic of stories and bring your friends too!

Storytellers: Antonio Van Clevae, Christine Cooper

Musician guest: Kishan Gaine

Host: Markus Luukkonen

Open Stage – Come and tell your Story

Free entrance – Donations are welcome!

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Story Sharing Café @ Universum

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International Story Sharing Café @ Universum
28.2 2016 16:00 / 4 PM
Theatre House Universum, Perämiehenkatu 13, Helsinki

Would you like to meet people who have come to Finland from near or afar and talk with them? Or meet the mysterious folk who call themselves Finns? Would you like to hear fascinating stories spiced up with melodies and rhythms from faraway countries?

If you do Welcome to the International Story Sharing Café! This is the first of a series of events, a new type of social gathering where sharing your own everyday stories and listening to others is made easy and fun! All you need is an open mind, and a hunger for stories and new people!

* Special storytelling guests:Alireza Momtaz, Maria Kramar von Numers, Markus Luukkonen
* Open mic – Grab the microphone and share your story!

Musicians of the evening: Kaj Olander & Leif Karlson

Hosts: Markus Luukkonen and Max Bremer

Free entrance but voluntary donations are welcome!
As our seats are limited, please book yours in advance before the 22nd of February:
e-mail: universum@universum.fi
tel. 09-611003 (Mon-Fri 11 am – 3 pm)

www.facebook.com/storysharing2016

www.universum.fi

Production by Universum together with Under The Same Roof and Alba ry, in cooperation with Finnish Red Cross, Arbis, Samova ry and with the support of City of Helsinki Cultural Office and Finnish Cultural Foundation.