The world is coming to York at the end of the month, or rather some of the most renowned of international storytellers will bring the many oral storytelling traditions from cultures across the globe.
The Gaelic and Irish traditions will begin the season at the York Central Library at the end of this month, when Clare Muireann Murphy kicks off the performances, known simply as ‘Telling Tales’. She is said to be one of Ireland’s finest new wave of storytellers. She has already enjoyed a successful UK tour earlier this year, and will be returning for a second tour in six months time.
“This will be a magical night of storytelling; a night to gladden your heart and draw you deep into your imaginative world,” said Anne Mortimer, Coordinator of Read Write York, which is staging the events. “If you have never been to a storytelling event before, then this is the one to start you off.”
Clare will appear at the library on 27 September at the Central Library, from 7.30pm. Tickets for the events will cost £5.
The following month, on the 31st, the series will present a more local flavour with York performers Helen M Sant and Adrian Spendlow will present tales of “mediaeval beasts and a sense of belief”. The event will be free and take place between 6pm and 9pm in the Observatory and the Museum Gardens.
On Tuesday 4th November, Telling Tales will welcome Mats Rehman, who will perform The Milky Way: Stories of Nordic Nights.