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“Riddles, Tunes & Tales from The Tale Coat”
26th February 2023 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A unique collection of tales to treasure – from the nation’s first Laureate for Storytelling, Taffy Thomas, MBE.
Storytelling sessions at 11am & 3pm
“The master storyteller from Grasmere, travelled the length and breadth of the country. People would come from miles around to hear him tell his tales. He was so famous that someone had made him a special storytelling chair from which he delivered his words of wisdom… He was so famous that someone else had made him a Tale Coat… a lovely coat on which were embroidered scenes from his stories”.
The Tale Coat is a unique piece of textile art. It is a kind of story jukebox, from which audiences of any age can select an embroidered scene to hear one of many extraordinary tales told by a storyteller who is as unique as his exquisite attire. In this magical collection, Taffy Thomas tells 19 of his favourite tales from the Tale Coat, many of which have never before been written down. From Inuit creation tales and African animal stories, to myths and legends rooted in the valleys and fells of the English Lake District.
Taffy will be joined by “Eskrigg”, the Westmorland harmony song and instrumental trio and musician Tony Farren.
All tickets £7. Book online https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/upfrontartslimited/e-ppbdbd