The Belly of the Beast

30 May 2007 - 1 June 2007 / 19:30
The Pit

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Wed 30 May, 7.30pm
The Carpet of Dreams
Joglaresa and Sally Pomme Clayton.

One of Britain’s best-loved storytellers draws on her extensive repertoire of humourous tales and romances from the Middle East. Joined by the acclaimed Joglaresa, whose stunning medieval music creates a luscious world of Jewish and Arabic music and song, together they promise a spellbinding evening.

Thu 31 May , 7.30pm
The World Is What You Make It
Heidi Dahlsveen and Vergine Gulbenkian

Two programmes of traditional folklore from two native tellers.

Heidi Dahlsveen presents a selection of humorous stories drawn from Norwegian folklore that reflect upon her 7 year silence.

Vergine Gulbenkian is increasingly recognised for her grounded, direct, clean style of telling. Originating from Turkish Armenia, Vergine’s stories are full of charm and arch humour and echo the wonder of this historic land.

Fri1 Jun, 7.30pm
Wild Mercy
Laura Simms

An incident on a street in Manhattan recalls an old Moldavian tale… The great New York storyteller, Laura Simms, brings together a mixture of stories from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Caucasus to explore our relationship with wilderness and animals, and the place of the wild in our heart and soul.


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