Events

Friday 24th November 2017

The Shaggy Dog Storytellers at “Tales from the Wharf”, Stubbing Wharf Pub, Hebden Bridge, present:

“The Headless Woman and other Delights”

with Jacqueline Harris and Marjan Wouda

A storyteller leaves Lancashire to spend 3 years on the Isle of Arran. This is what she found there.

Through storytelling performance, peep boxes and improvised storytelling, the audience are drawn into a story circle where ancient tales of boggarts and mermaids hold hands with contemporary accounts of supernatural landscapes against a backdrop of Scottish Island life.

The event is a collaboration between storyteller Jaqueline Harris and sculptor Marjan Wouda

 

£7 admission

8th – 12th August 2017 at The Edinburgh Fringe at The Scottish Storytelling Centre:

“The Headless Woman and Other Delights” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Storyteller leaves Lancashire to spend three years on the Isle of Arran. This is what she found there.

Through live storytelling, peep-boxes and projection, the audience are drawn into a story circle where ancient tales of boggarts and mermaids hold hands with contemporary accounts of supernatural landscapes against a backdrop of Scottish island life.

A collaboration between storyteller Jacqueline Harris and artist Marjan Wouda.

‘Delight in their kick, their lyrical moments, their sense of mystery, their kindness’ (Kevin Crossley-Holland, on Jacqueline’s stories).

‘Here is someone whose work is indeed true sculpture. She gives an almost surreal twist to her work that immediately makes it thought provoking’ (Sir Kyffin Williams RA on Marjan’s work).

Tickets available from both The Scottish Storytelling Centre: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/centre-events/7667/the-headless-woman-and-other-delights

and the Fringe Box Office: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/headless-woman-and-other-delights

24th June 2017:

“The Headless Woman and other Delights” : work-in-progress

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The Boo, Waterfoot, Rossendale. 7.30 pm http://www.horseandbamboo.org

This multi-media work-in-progress storytelling show jumps and leaps across a country, drawing stories from the places where landscape and imagination meet. Some are old, having jostled down generations, whilst others are first person, current experiences, that live in a territory between our inner and outer geographies. Expect to find yourself among storytelling, fine art, projection, audio,  and unexpected twists and turns!

Tickets: £8 / £6

 

Friday 16th June 2017  1.00 pm – 5.30 pm

“The Art of Telling a Story” – a workshop

Halton Mill

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 28th and 29th April 2017:

“In Skriker’s Footsteps”

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Feile Na Bealtaine 2017, Music and Arts Festival, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland VENUE/Áit: An Díseart  4pm http://feilenabealtaine.ie/home/in-skrikers-footsteps/

“In Skriker’s Footsteps” is a bold multi-media storytelling piece that brings together projection, animation, sound and live performance, its roots in the people and landscape of Lancashire.

Jacqueline Harris performs her own sharp and lyrical tellings of old and new tales, Marjan Wouda’s skrikers, white dobbies and spectral cats blaze into life and the audience become part of the story. A unique collaboration between storyteller Jacqueline Harris, sculptor Marjan Wouda and theatre projectionist Adam York Gregory.

At a time when many popular films and books are full of magic and folklore, this is a fascinating reminder that our own local stories criss-cross the landscape, even as we add new ones to this tapestry.

 

28th April 2017:

Storytelling Workshop : Ghosts and the Supernatural in the 21st Century

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Feile Na Bealtaine 2017, Music and Arts Festival, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland           Venue: /Áit: Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne  11.15 am       http://feilenabealtaine.ie/home/category/events/childrens-events/

Telling and sharing stories of the supernatural: Let’s find out the state of play these days regarding stories of the supernatural. Do we believe them? Do we love to be scared? We will look at how our stories of the supernatural range from those that we might believe to those that belong only in horror films, and along the way we will create a few new ones as well as sharing those we know.

 

26th March 2017:

“East O’the Sun and West O’the Moon”

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With cellist, Maja Bugge, and illustrations by Jackie Morris, for Litfest, Lancaster at The Sanctuary, Lancaster Library 3pm. http://litfest.org/east-of-the-sun-west-of-the-moon/

A family-friendly storytelling event based upon the Norwegian fairy tale, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This session will bring together art, music and storytelling offering an unforgettable, immersive experience with storyteller Jacqueline Harris, cellist and composer Maja Bugge and artwork from acclaimed illustrator Jackie Morris.