PERFORMANCE: The Fate We Bring Ourselves
Sunday 15 July 2018, 5:30pm, £10
The closing highlight of our Festival of the Spoken Word. Take your seat in our medieval barn in a Greek style Agora -the original meeting place for story telling – and listen to a grown-up tale inspired by fairytale and myth performed by storyteller Ben Haggarty. As a means of communication, the power of the spoken word is perhaps at its most telling when it comes to sharing stories. We readily absorb and are carried forward by fact, fiction and a world brought to life through voice.
Renowned for his passionate physical performances, Ben Haggarty is one of the world’s leading storytellers. He tours widely and has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 26 countries. ‘The Fate We Bring Ourselves’ is part of his critically acclaimed Myths Unleashed series and features an inspired reshuffling of stories from Greek mythology (highlights include the myths of Acteon and Artemis, Erysichthon of Thessaly and the Birth of Dionysius).
“Brutal, unsettling and bloody brilliant” TimeOut
‘Haggarty tells his stories with enormous gusto and relish…’ The Independent
Contains adult content: not suitable for children