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February 2020

Women Who Gave Not Hoot Nor Toot, Taunton UK Feb 20 2020

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
BrewHouse Theatre, Coal Orchard
Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL United Kingdom
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  Welcome to a night of no-holds-barred tale telling. Meet the death-defying, world-creating, laughter-bringing goddesses and actual human women who’ve ripped up the rules since time began. Three tip-top tale-tellers slam down the stories. You, the audience, vote and award the prizes. Which legendary woman will you vote Supreme NotHootNorTooter? If you thought storytelling was for kids, you are in for a surprise. We find very old stories that we have excavated and explored and turned inside out, and tell…

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March 2020

Storytelling As a Superpower, Tobacco Factory Bristol March 15 2020

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Tobacco Factory Theatres, North Street
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Tobacco Factory Theatres link HERE In this talk, storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy looks at how the act of telling and listening to stories has changed minds, shifted perspectives and saved lives. According to evolutionary biologists, human beings have been telling each other stories for one hundred thousand years. They are at the heart of every culture in the world. So if stories are our oldest tools,what are they used for? Clare explains how stories have transformed trauma into growth, re-formed…

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The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos with Daniel Morden, York UK March 2020

March 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm UTC
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD United Kingdom
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York Literature Festival 2020 Performance storytelling by Clare Murphy and Daniel Morden A concentration camp seems an unlikely backdrop for a wild night of fairytales for grown-ups, but when the poet, journalist and bouffon, Robert Desnos, is captured by the Nazis for spying for the French Resistance, his response is to organise clandestine storytelling gatherings. As the horror of the camps grows, so does the dark enchantment, surreal comedy and transformative power of the stories, until the only question that…

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