EVERYONE is geared up and ready for the festival which launches on the 16th August where people will again find themselves enchanted by a host of incredible storytellers, telling tales from far and wide in a host of wonderful venues such as Walford Mill Crafts, The Priest's House Museum, Verwood Hub, as well as village halls and community centres all across East Dorset.
This year they are delighted to feature Swedish storytellers Anna Agoston and Ulf Nilsson who specialise in folk-tales from all over the world and are coming from Sweden to perform in this year’s festival. Anna is a storyteller and drama teacher and Ulf is a storyteller and social therapist. They are collaborating this year in a special performance at a new festival venue, Sturts Farm in West Moors. Sturts farm being a community working together with people with learning disabilities, is the perfect setting for Anna and Ulf to tell their stories as they often work in curative education and social therapy venues and with communities.
The storytelling performance, Young Noa and The King, will take place at Sturts Farm on Thursday 22nd August and is an evening show for adults and children over 10 years old. It is a tale about two courageous children who through their selfless bravery are helping the adult world to see the beauty and wonder around them. You can book online at www.ticketsouth.co.uk/sting
or call 023 8071 1818.
Other new venues to this year’s festival include Rockbourne Roman Villa in Fordingbridge with a family show about smugglers, Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood with a storytelling by Jill Barr accompanied by a the magical sounds of a harp, and, Bournemouth Lower Gardens presents an intriguing Journey with a Crinolined Lady performed by Michele O'Brien.
For details of all events and how to book tickets www.stinginthetale.org.uk or pick up one of our brochures. Tickets for select events can now be bought online at www.ticketsouth.co.uk/sting
There are two chances to win this week as we are giving away two lots of pairs of tickets to Young Noa and the King at Sturts farm. To win just answer this question below:
Of the three brochure illustrations in the image that accompanies this article, which one is for the event Young Noa and the King? Answer left, middle or right.
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The deadline for entries is Monday 19th August.
Download this year's festival brochure at www.stinginthetale.org.uk , or pick one up at a local library, participating venue and tourist information centres across East Dorset.
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