Every year we host evening performances at the Bleddfa Week of Storytelling, most of which are open to the public, featuring course participants, tutors and occasionally stories from the floor. Admission to all performances is included in the course fee for participants but there is a charge for members of the public.
This year we are particularly pleased to feature three storytellers who have all done courses at Bleddfa as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.
Monday 8th of July – Stories of Welcome An informal session of welcome for course participants with resident tutors Michael Harvey and Hazel Bradley. Not open to the public.
Tuesday 9th of July – Andy Johnson
For the first half Andy will relate how he got into storytelling and tell a series of stories that got him going. He will also tell a series of tales from his Liverpool home which will include frogs, geese, mermaids and monks. All will be told with a smile on his lips and a twinkle in his eye.
Wednesday 10th of July – Phil Okwedy
Persecution, terror, slaughter and slavery are melded together in a set of stories that chart the journey from forced exile to resolute return and that ultimately celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over tyranny. Strange then, that it should all begin with a name and that the name should be found in a Cumbrian police station in the late1930s…
Thursday 11th of July – course participants
Friday 12th of July – Cindylou Turner-Taylor
A story of women’s sexual awakening across 5000 years. Eve leads us all to free choice, Hagar endures untold hardships and founds one of the biggest world movements, Sarah – the anti-hero that makes it possible and a young woman on a sizzling Cornish beach begins the journey again, as must we all. Eve, Hagar, Sarah and a young women in a polka dot bikini demonstrate the awesome power of women, whether it be through co-creation, procreation or a simple change in gaze.
Saturday 13th of July – course participants