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Arts Out West events are also hosted locally at Beckermet, Calderbridge, Drigg,
Florence Mine Arts Centre, Haile, Ravenglass, Santon Bridge and Waberthwaite.
For more details, click on the AoW logo.

 

Details of our next event will appear here soon

 
 


previously .....
Friday 17 November, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Storyteller Emily Hennessey and singer-songwriter Kirsten Taylor
presented their new production

"Fell to Fire"

 
 
Fell to Fire
 
 

Cumbria is a treasure-trove of tales, from haunting folklore to ancient myths of frost giants and trolls left behind, along with so much Old Norse language, by old visitors. Moving, wild, witty and alluring, this show will fire the imagination and unveil a captivating epic landscape.

 
 

Performance storyteller Emily has performed around the world and with her Swedish background, Emily also loves to tell Scandinavian folktales and Norse mythology.
Recent performances include a tour of India with the British Council, the Royal Opera House, the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark, Soho Theatre, Richmix and Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival.
Well-known South Lakes-based performer and vocal tutor Kirsten trained at The Sage Gateshead, and has been running community singing group Song Birds for a number of years. Some of her biggest performances have been for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Stadium, and for Prince Charles at High Grove.

 
 
Fell to Fire 2
 
 

In creating Fell to Fire, Emily and Kirsten ran workshops to find stories from Cumbrians and, in planning the show, they went on many walks and explored interesting places across the region. Kirsten says: "We met lovely people along the way, ready to part with interesting local facts and fiction. We found some great places on purpose and by accident, only managing to get a lost once, but in doing so we found a beautiful place near Urswick where trees grew from the cracks in the limestone."

 
 
 
 

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