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a festival of stories

17-27 August 2012 Dorset Storytelling Festival for all ages

www.stinginthetale.org.uk


Welcome... to Sting in the Tale’s 9th Annual Festival This 2012 programme presents a magical mixed bag of delightful storytelling events. This year we bring storytellers and stories together from across the globe, our storytellers will tell tales deep from our past, explore myths & legends, re-tell fairytales, show us other cultures and most important of all, pass on to a new generation all those delightful human stories passed down by our ancestors. Storytelling is timeless and ageless and so our events are suitable for all adults however young the age guideline starts. There are a couple of special events just for adults, make a date to hear some of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales retold by the New Forest Storyellers and Durweston Mysteries by Tim Laycock. Our popular story walks are also back this year, exploring hidden Wimborne and Poole. We are pleased this year to have two brand new commissions drawing artists from different artforms together to bring you Viva Quixote and La Fille et les Chaussures (The Girl and the Shoes). We hope you enjoy this year’s events, we always value your feedback, so please let us know either by Facebook, Twitter or just face to face what you thought of the storytelling you attend.

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Contents Page

Stories

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The Girl who became a Boy Jo Blake Cave & The Glow Globes About the Illustrator, Maia Fjord Giant Grumble & the Wonderful Crocodile, Tim Laycock The Durweston Mystery, Tim Laycock ¡ Viva Quixote! Part One, Tony Horitz, Graham Rogers & Michele O’Brien Grimm Fairy Tales, The Pantaloons The Dancing Fox, Lizzie Bryant Grimm’s Golden Goose, David Heathfield Circle of Tales, PuppetCraft Granny Cousins Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town, Michele O’Brien Bug Crafts & Stories, Jem Dick Circle of Tales, PuppetCraft Sporting Tale Ender, Treehouse Theatre The Gingerbread Man & The Isle of Bard, BOK Theatre ¡ Viva Quixote! Part Two, Tony Horitz, Graham Rogers & Michele O’Brien Local Stories, Myths & Tales, Michael O’Leary Thor in the Land of Giants & Jack and the Giant Killer, Pete Gritton Tales from the Islands, Taprisha Potted Guide to Wimborne’s Legends, Malcolm Angel The Pirate & The Princess, Treehouse Theatre La Fille et les Chaussures, Hazel Evans & Michele O’Brien The Flaming Torch, Tony Horitz Tales from the Red House, Keith Bennett The Canterbury Tales, New Forest Storytellers As You Like It, Rain or Shine Theatre Company Little Tales, Little Truths, Wulf Theatre How the Sun was made & other stories, Taprisha Colourfest (3 events), Treehouse Theatre, Wulf Theatre & Taprisha Stories from around the World, Debbie Guneratne

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Saturday 18 August The Earthouse presents our

Festival Launch Event

The Girl who Became a Boy With Jo Blake Cave and the Glow Globes Fairytale castles and kings have lapsed into a brutal tribal existence prompting a courageous girl to hack off her hair and join the fighters on the frontier. Enter a world where horses talk and girls slay monsters. Jo conjures a vivid landscape where modernity and the ancient world collide, interwoven with seductive gypsyfolk music from The Glow Globes. The Storytellers from Don Quixote will also welcome you with an exert from their show. Age:

12 + to Adult

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm (with interval) Venue: The Earthouse, Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RP Price : ÂŁ10 Adult, ÂŁ5 Child Book: East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888992 In school car park or along main road. Disabled access near office at top of track. Sorry, no dogs allowed on site. Wrap up warmly. Bring a torch and cushion to sit on. Gates open 6:30pm. There will be an open fire in the Earthouse, so expect some smoke.

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Illustrations by Maia Fjord

Maia Fjord has just completed her first year of a BA (Hons) Illustration degree at The Arts University College Bournemouth. Stories have played an important part in her life from a young age, and are one of the main reasons she decided to become an illustrator. Love for the written word started when she read Tove Jansson’s Moomin books as a child. Jansson’s illustrations continue to inspire her and have influenced her approach to illustrating the brochure for the Sting in the Tale festival, for which Maia has attempted to create textures with simple black lines, and keep the images interesting by experimenting with scale and composition. Maia enjoys working with high levels of detail and combining different forms of media and often explores the human character through portraiture and observational studies. She is fascinated with animals as well as people, and they regularly become the subject of her work. Maia has been experimenting with heightened levels of colour, and combining this with other processes such as printmaking and airbrushing. Maia was born in Denmark and moved to England at the age of eight. She regularly visits family there and is fluent in Danish. After graduating university, Maia hopes to have a career in illustration. Please visit www.maiafjord.blogspot.co.uk or email maiafjord@gmail.com for more information. Page 5


Friday 17 August Allendale House presents

Giant Grumble & the Wonderful Crocodile With Tim Laycock Traditional stories, songs and musical fun from Dorset and beyond, with plenty of participation encouraged. Engaging storyteller, Tim Laycock, brings stories to life in this wonderful and historical setting. Age:

5 - 11

Time: 3pm - 4pm Venue: Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS Price: ÂŁ2.50 Child ÂŁ1 Accompanying adult Book: In advance on 01202 888992 Pay and display at Allenview Car Park. Full disabled access.

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Friday 17 August Allendale House presents

The Durweston Mystery, and other Dorset curiosities With Tim Laycock Tim Laycock entertains with tales and folksongs from oral and written sources, and celebrates, the launch of his new book ‘Dorset Folk Tales’, published by the History Press. Cante-fables, Wonder Tales, Ballads and Poltergeists will take you on a journey this evening into the wonderful world of Tim’s stories. Age:

12 + to Adult

Time: 7.30pm - 9pm Venue: Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS Price: £5 per person. Book: In advance on 01202 888992 Pay and display at Allenview Car Park, free after 6pm. Full disabled access.

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Sunday 19 August

¡Viva Quixote! Part One With Tony Horitz, Graham Rogers and Michele O’Brien A new version of the epic Spanish tale of love and heroism! Follow the ageing Don Quixote, and his squire, on their quest to defeat evil enchanters and rescue damsels. A journey between laughter and tears. Is Don Quixote the last of the chivalrous knights, or just plain crazy? Or perhaps it’s the rest of the world that is crazy? Combining storytelling, theatre, live music, dance and gadgets. Age:

7+ and Families

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm (approx) Venue: The Corn Market, outside the White Hart, Wimborne, BH21 1JL Price: Free Book: No booking required Spanish tapas available from the Inn before hand and afterwards! Please turn up to the venue 10 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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Sunday 19 August Highcliffe Castle presents

Grimm Fairy Tales With The Pantaloons The Pantaloons return with this family show from the Brothers Grimm. If you go into the woods today… The Brothers Grimm spin tales of wicked witches, talking animals, plucky maidens and dashing adventurers in this deliciously dark and thrillingly inventive show for adults and children alike. Music, magic, and some of the best-loved stories ever to have graced the stage. Age:

Families

Time: 3pm(seating area open 2.30pm) Venue: Highcliffe Castle, Walled Garden, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, BH23 4LE Price : £13.50 Adult, £10.50 Student, U16 & Season Ticket Holder £44 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) (£1 off tickets purchased in advance) Book: Box office 01425 278807 Parking limited. Pay & display We encourage use of public transport Disabled Access Please bring your own rugs or low back chairs Performances go on in all but the worst weather, please bring appropriate clothing. Page 9


Monday 20 August Moors Valley Country Park presents

The Dancing Fox With Lizzie Bryant Crafty trickster! Outlaw thief! Follow the spirit of the magical fox deep into the woods. Enjoy an exciting family story walk full of fox’s wily and wicked tales, cunning yarns, and shape shifting stories from forests all over the world and from the beginning of time. Walk, listen, sing, dance and weave the adventures into your very own dream catcher to take home with you. Age:

Families (children must be accompanied by adults)

Time: 10am - 12pm Venue: Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET Price: £7 Child, £4 Adult Book: In advance on 01425 470721 Parking available, charges apply Disabled parking and toilets available, however some of the walk will take place through the woods with narrow bridges and uneven terrain. Please enquire if you would like to discuss the suitability of this event due to disability. The performance will take place outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Page 10


Monday 20 August West Moors Library and Wimborne Library present

Grimm’s Golden Goose With David Heathfield Once you hold the Golden Goose’s golden tale-feather, there’s just no letting go. From 200 years away Wilhelm Grimm wishes to know whether the tales collected by him and his brother will still be told in the future. The next moment Wilhelm finds himself telling you the tale of the Golden Goose with the golden talefeather stuck fast in his hand... Age:

5 - 12

Time: 11am - 11.50am, West Moors Library 3pm - 3.50pm, Wimborne Library Venues: West Moors Library, Station Road, West Moors, Dorset BH22 0JD Wimborne Library, Crown Mead, Rear of 55-57, High Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1HH Price: Free Book: 01202 873272 West Moors Library 01202 882770 Wimborne Library Small car park adjacent West Moors library Disabled parking at Wimborne Library Wheelchair accessible entrance, full internal access at both Libraries. Accessible lift, accessible toilet at Wimborne Library Page 11


Monday 20 August Verwood Hub and EDDC present

Circle of Tales With PuppetCraft

A myth from Africa retold by Gcina Mhlophe. It all started long ago when there were no stories. One day a woman set out to search for stories, asking animals if they could help, but none even knew WHAT stories were. Eventually she was told by wise Elephant, where to find the secret of wonderful tales. Pre show music workshop: for anyone 6 plus to become a musical part of the show. Families are encouraged to do the workshop. Price: £3 per person, maximum 30 places. Places at the show are not restricted so even if you cannot get a place on the workshop you can come along to the show. This production has been made possible by Verwood Town Council Age:

4 + for show, 6+ for workshop

Time: Show: 2pm - 3pm Pre show workshop: 1 - 2pm Venue: The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood BH31 7QE Price: £1 per person for show £3 per person for workshop Book: 01202 828740 info@thehubverwood.co.uk Free parking Excellent access Bring a cushion to sit on Page 12


Mon 20, Wed 22, Mon 27 August Michele O’Brien in partnership with Old Town Poole presents

Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town With Michele O’Brien Victorian character Granny Cousins entertains and informs as she takes you down the spooky nooks and crannies, lanes and alleys of bygone days, telling of those who have lived, worked and... haunted this ancient fishing port. Blood curdling invaders, enraged traders and drunken pirates all brought to life by the award winning storyteller Michele O’Brien. Age:

All Ages

Time: 8pm - 9.30pm Venue: Poole Quay, Meet outside Scaplen’s Court Museum, High Street, Poole Price: £6 Adult, £4 Child Book: 01202 732270 / 07977 969080 www.michelleobrien.co.uk Public car parks Walk generally accessible for disabled The performance will take place outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Page 13


Tuesday 21 Kingston Lacy presents

Bug Crafts & Stories With Jem Dick Kingston Lacy is running a craft day in the garden by the Japanese Tea Garden from 11am until 3.30pm. An involving and interactive journey through the world of insects....Why is fly allowed to eat from every plate in the world? Why did Chimidue change into a butterfly? Why shouldn’t the ghoul eat beetles? Wriggly winged tales that will give you a buzz! The stories are enlivened with music played on an eclectic mix of ancient and unusual instruments. Craft activities will run through out the session, with breaks for story telling. Age:

3 - 12

Time: 11.30am and 2pm 2 half hour stories, Venue: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EA Price : ÂŁ3 including crafts Book: 01202 883402 kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy Parking Disabled Access The Study Centre will be used in the case of bad weather.

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Tuesday 21 August Corfe Mullen and EDDC present

Circle of Tales With PuppetCraft

A myth from Africa retold by Gcina Mhlophe. It all started long ago when there were no stories. One day a woman set out to search for stories, asking animals if they could help, but none even knew WHAT stories were. Eventually she was told by wise Elephant, where to find the secret of wonderful tales. Pre show music workshop: for anyone 6 plus to become a musical part of the show. Families are encouraged to do the workshop. Price: £3 per person, maximum 30 places. Places at the show are not restricted so even if you cannot get a place on the workshop you can come along to the show. This production has been made possible by Corfe Mullen Parish Council Age:

4 + for show, 6+ for workshop

Time: Show: 2pm - 3pm Pre show workshop: 1pm - 2pm Venue: Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Towers Way, Corfe Mullen BH21 3UA Price : £1 per person for show £3 per person for workshop Book: 01202 639012 tcooper@eastdorset.gov.uk or Corfe Mullen Parish Council Offices, Towers Way Free parking behind Co-Op Good access Page 15


Tuesday 21 August Poole Museum presents

Sporting Tale Ender With Treehouse Theatre An interactive story based around the ancient Greek sports events. Treehouse Theatre will set the scene from Ancient Greece, and then audience members will be able to choose what happens next and get involved in the story itself. Age:

Children 3-12 and families

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm Venue: Poole Museum, 4 High St, Poole, BH15 1BW Price : Free Book: Poole Museum 01202 262600 museums@poole.gov.uk Nearest public car park is the Quay Visitors car park Disabled Access to the performance spaces, but the performance will move throughout the Museum and audience members will gather round. Access, space and visibility may be limited.

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Tuesday 21 August BOK Theatre presents

The Gingerbread Man and The Isle of Bard With BOK Theatre Bournemouth The Gingerbread Man like you’ve never seen or heard it before! The Isle of Bard, an introduction to Shakespeare through an interactive theatre workshop performance. BOK is theatre stripped back to its bare essentials creating magic and igniting the imagination. Supported by The Prince’s Trust. Age:

The Gingerbread Man - 2 to 7 / family The Isle of Bard - 7+

Time: 1.30pm: The Gingerbread Man half-hour performance, followed by half-hour workshop. 3:30pm: The Isle of Bard 1 hour Venue: Priory Hall, Princess Avenue, Christchurch BH23 1DB Price : The Gingerbread Man - Child: £4.50 accompanying adults: free The Isle of Bard - £6.50 Book: 07900 460596 www.boktheatre.co.uk Email: bokbok.ckp@gmail.com Pay & Display car parks: Priory & Mayors Mead Disabled access through fire doors The Gingerbread Man: children sitting on floor, bring a cushion. Chairs supplied for adults. The Isle of Bard: comfortable shoes advised as you will be moving around! Page 17


Tuesday 21 August

¡Viva Quixote! Part Two With Tony Horitz, Graham Rogers and Michele O’Brien A new version of the epic Spanish tale of love and heroism! Follow the ageing Don Quixote, and his squire, on their quest to defeat evil enchanters and rescue damsels. A journey between laughter and tears. Is Don Quixote the last of the chivalrous knights, or just plain crazy? Or perhaps it’s the rest of the world that is crazy? ¡Viva Quixote! Performed in two different, but self contained, action packed adventures, combining storytelling, theatre, live music, dance and gadgets. Age:

Families

Time: 8pm - 9pm (approx) Venue: Drusilla’s Inn, Wigbeth, Horton, Wimborne BH21 7JH Price: Free Book: No booking required. Car Park Under the shelter of a large marquee. Spanish tapas available from the Inn before and afterwards. Please turn up to the venue 10 minutes prior to the start of the show. Page 18


Wednesday 22 August Highcliffe Castle presents

Local Stories, Myths and Tales With Michael O’Leary Mike has been described as a teller of urban myths, fibs, and folk tales. Michael will wander from Hampshire, across the border into Dorset, and with one eye over the sea towards the Isle of Wight, and the other eye over the heathlands and hills of Dorset, spill stories from his demented wheelbarrow of tales, grass cuttings, and stories. Dancing mermaids, tolling bells, and dustbins full of unusual creatures. Plus Children’s Crafts 11am -4pm (Admission charges apply + £2 per craft). Age:

Families (Children aged 3+)

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm (approx. hour each) Venue: The event will take place in the Drawing Room, Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, BH23 4LE Price : £3.50 Adult, £3 Child aged 3-16, includes entry and storytelling Book: Box Office 01425 278807 Parking limited. We encourage use of public transport Disabled Access through Gift Shop Page 19


Wednesday 22 August Wimborne Model Town presents

Thor in the Land of Giants & Jack and the Giant Killer With Pete Gritton Tales of dragons, smugglers and snake catchers. Stories from cultures around the world, accompanied by bag pipes, willow flute, African drums or with songs. Pete is himself a giant, though not a very big one! Age:

All ages

Time: 12pm and 3pm (30 minutes each) Venue: Wimborne Model Town, 16 King Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1DY Price:

£5 Adult, £4.50 Senior, £4 Child, under 3s free, Family (2+2) £16. All the facilities and attractions of the Model Town are available at no extra charge

Book: No booking required Bring a cushion on which to sit. Event held in marquee in gardens or indoors if raining. Nearby town centre car parks Disabled access Page 20


Wednesday 22 August Sandy Balls Holiday Centre presents

Tales from the Islands With Taprisha Come and enjoy a host of exotic and magical tales from stories far and wide set in the woodland courtyard at Sandy Balls, performed by the engaging and captivating storyteller Taprisha. Age:

All ages

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm Venue: The Woodland Courtyard, Sandy Balls Estate, Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 2JZ Price: Free Book: Just turn up on the day

Bring a cushion on which to sit Parking available Disabled access

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Thursday 23 August East Dorset District Council presents

Potted Guide to Wimborne’s Legends A guided walk with Malcolm Angel

Little known facts, strange myths and bizarre legends abound in Wimborne. Entertaining and informative walk around Wimborne’s ancient streets. Experience the charm of a market town, sample the atmosphere of the Corn Market and the Physick garden, hear tales of Pagan Nuns, Wimborne’s Pope and Dorset’s most notorious smuggler. The storywalk will finish at Walford Mill’s new Millstream cafe in time for lunch with a special offer for the storywalkers. Age:

10+ to Adult

Time: 11am - 12.30pm Ends at Mill Stream Cafe, Walford Mill Venue: Assemble on the Minster Green in the centre of Wimborne Town. Price : £4 Adult, £1 Child, (lunch not included) Book: Tickets on sale at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre 01202 886116 Long stay town car parks and parking adjacent to Walford Mill The walk is approximately 2 miles and is mainly on the flat Outdoor event, please dress appropriately, umbrellas may be necessary.

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Thursday 23 August Colehill Sports & Social Club presents

The Pirate and The Princess With Treehouse Theatre What if a pirate who wanted to be a princess and a princess who wanted to be a pirate had the chance to swap lives... Dress up and join in with this Story Party interactive theatre, games, sea shanties and loads of fun. Age:

3 - 10

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm Venue: Colehill Sports & Social Club, 108 Wimborne Road, Colehill, Wimborne BH21 2QR Price: Free - Donations towards Colehill Sports & Social Club welcome Book: At the Tourist Information Centre on 01202 886116 Maximum 50 children Free parking Disabled access Sponsored by Colehill Parish Council

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Thursday 23 August Upton Country Park and Poole Arts Development present

La Fille et les Chaussures (The Girl & the Shoes) With Hazel Evans & Michele O’Brien This new enchanting children’s fairytale, transports the audience from the rural countryside of France to the vibrant Parisian world of glamour and beautiful shoes in a story of love, courage and understanding. This piece draws on the timeless classics of The Red Shoes, The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella. This is a collaboration between Hazel Evans, visual artist and Michele O’Brien storyteller. Set within the backdrop of Upton House, you will be taken for a walk around the garden. The story is spoken in English. Age:

All ages. 8 + to Adult

Time: 7pm - 8pm Venue: Upton House (kiosk), Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ Price: £5 Adult, £4 Child Book: 07977 969080 / 01202 732270 Limited places, please book early Parking There is disabled access Dress appropriately for outdoors on grass or concrete, for the evening performance. Page 24


Friday 24 August The Priests House Museum presents

The Flaming Torch – Champion Sporting Myths and Legends With Tony Horitz What do ancient Greek wrestlers and Dorset train drivers have in common with tortoises? Answer: they’ve all been champion athletes, each in their unique style! To find out more about the Bronze Statue Lifter and the Shapwick Express, who ran on track and field, join Tony as he reveals fascinating tales of some great sports people. A chance to win gold at a unique Poetry Sporting Event!! Age:

Children 6+ and families

Time: 11am, 2pm and 4pm - 3 x 1 hour stories Venue: Priest’s House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR Price: Adults £5, Child £4 Book: Tel 01202 882533, Email priestshouse@eastdorset.gov.uk Public car parks available in the town. Disabled access Page 25


Friday 24 August The Red House Museum & Gardens presents

Tales from the Red House With Keith Bennett A story of the Red House as you’ve never heard it before. A tale that YOU create by sending our storyteller ‘postcards’ of YOUR experience of the Museum. The history, the characters, the ghosts, the phrases, the artefacts, the strange happenings, the whatever you want to say about your time at the Red House. Postcards will be issued at the start of the event and collected during the interval to form the final story. Age:

All Ages

Time : 2pm - 3.30pm Venue: Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU Price : £2.50 per person / £7 per family (2 adults & 2 children) Book : Please contact the Museum for further information: 01202 482860 Bring a cushion on which to sit. Please contact the Museum on the day if you have any queries regarding the performance. Parking in local car parks There is disabled access Page 26


Friday 24 August Scaplen’s Court presents

The Canterbury Tales With The New Forest Storytellers The New Forest Storytellers reawaken through storytelling, music and dance the medieval Canterbury Tales (The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale, The Pardoner’s Tale and The Franklin’s Tale). Listen to tales of lords, ladies, carpenters, farmers, students and binge drinkers, of winners and losers in love, of true hearts and cheaters and encounters with death. Age:

15+ to Adult

Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm Venue: Scaplen’s Court, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW Price : £12.50 Book : Poole Museum 01202 262600 museums@poole.gov.uk Nearest public car park is the Quay Visitors car park. Disabled access may be limited

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Saturday 25 August Walford Mill Crafts presents

As You Like it With Rain or Shine Theatre Company Rain or Shine Theatre stage one of Shakespeare’s classic plays, ‘As you Like it’. As always, the performance will take place in the courtyard at Walford Mill Crafts. Booking essential. Age:

Adults and children

Time: 7.30pm, grounds open from 6pm for picnics Venue: Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL Price : £13.50 Adult, £11.50 Concession, £8 Child Book : 01202 841400 Pay & display car park adjacent to building Disabled parking spaces. Full access to courtyard, shop and Cafe. Chairs are provided but audience members may wish to bring their own chairs/ cushions. Outdoor event, please dress appropriately.

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Saturday 25 August Colourfest at Holton Lee presents

Giant Boogle

August 24-27

With Tree House Theatre It’s a lovely sunny day, and the children decide to take a picnic and explore the woods behind their house. They get lost, but luckily a friendly giant called Boogle rescues them and takes them home. A fun story including a memory game and working out how to make a giant a cup of tea! Age:

All ages (children 3+)

Time:

4pm

How the Sun was made, Platypus the Peace Keeper ... and other stories With Taprisha Come and see Taprisha telling beautiful creation myths from around the world. Hidden in the stories of those people, who still live close to nature, is the wisdom that we need for these times. These are strong, colourful tales full of hope. Age:

Adult stories (children 11+)

Time:

5pm, 6.30pm & 9pm

Little Tales, Little Truths With Wulf Theatre A feast of physical, lyrical storytelling and song in this original, haunting and humorous performance. Journey with our itinerant tale-tellers as they hunt for Big Life Questions. In exchange for your company, they’ll tell you tales that glitter and twitch, stories that breathe and snort, irresistible stories that laugh loud and long, tickling your toes as they go. And they might just answer your Big Life Questions… Age:

Adult stories (children 11+)

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Time:

7.30pm


Venue: Price: Book:

Holton Lee, East Holton, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JN ÂŁ15 incl. full access to festival evening events. See website for details. www.colourfest.co.uk or call 07511 152066

Weaving a thread of yoga, theatre, the arts, dance, stories and music into an elaborate tapestry of colour. Add a pinch of magic, a heap of passion, a hint of madness and let the fun begin. Take a peek www.colourfest.co.uk Day tickets or festival pass available with Early Bird Discounts

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Monday 27 August Walford Mill Crafts presents

Stories from around the World With Debbie Guneratne Part of “One World” events, 10.30am - 4pm. Dance, music and workshops. (all included in the entrance fee)

Join Sri Lanka born Debbie as she weaves tales to make your mouth water, your hearts remember and your bellies shake with laughter. Sing songs, try hand dancing and learn the ‘baila’ dance as you are transported around the world, from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean to the slopes of Mount Fuji with stories from near and far. Age:

All ages, families (children must be accompanied by adults)

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm (45 mins each) Venue: Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL Price : £2 Adults, £1 Child, U5’s free Includes both performances Book : Booking is not necessary Pay & display car park adjacent to building Disabled parking spaces. Full access to courtyard, shop and Cafe. Chairs are provided or bring own chairs/ cushions. Outdoor event, please dress appropriately. Page 31


Small Groups or Large. Young and Old Alike. Night or Day ! If you would like her to perform at your family or local community event contact taprisha @ googlemail.com Or visit her web-site

www.visit-dorset.com

Wimborne Minster Tourist Information Centre Local agents for:

• National Express • Mayflower Theatre • Salisbury Playhouse 29 High Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR tel: 01202 886116 WimborneTIC@eastdorset.gov.uk


New publication

Dorset Folk Tales by Tim Laycock Traditional stories, yarns, songs, jokes and snippets for curious minds, collected in Dorset from oral and written sources, and retold by storyteller and folksinger Tim Laycock. Tim’s fascination with the oral history of his native county, coupled with his deep knowledge of the folk traditions and customs of the West Country make this a unique and absorbing collection. Published by the History Press, and available from Tim at Allendale House, Wimborne on 17th August, and at subsequent performances, or from Brocksbank, Bradford Peverell, Dorchester DT2 9SG tel: 01305 267682 Email: tim@timlaycock.co.uk


A Warm Wimborne Welcome..

Join us this summer for Punch & Judy Summer Entertainment on the Square each Saturday in August A interesting place for all the family, with great shopping, restaurants, cafes and visitor attractions www.wimborneminster.net


Heads & Tales Story Cafe

Boston Tea Party, The Furlong, Ringwood BH24 1AT 3rd Thursday of Month 8pm - 10pm ÂŁ4 on door

newforeststorytellers.co.uk

Come along, grab a drink and a cake and settle down to listen to sagas, stories and the spoken word

The Sting in the Tale Festival 2012  

The Official Brochure for the 2012 Sting in the Tale festival of stories. Please visit http://stinginthetale.org.uk/ for more information. I...

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