5th Dec 2011:
*************** ‘TYI WARA -EARTH HERO’ ****************
is coming to Scotland. A brand new production by Toto Tales, it is part of the Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace Festival 2012.
Born in a mythical realm, the hero Tyi Wara descended to the earth. His destiny was to reveal the secret of agriculture to the Bambara people of Mali. In a unique fusion of physical storytelling, contemporary dance and live music featuring the kora, drum and balafon, this exciting new production unites the traditional with the contemporary, exploring issues of social collaboration, the importance of work and respect for the earth. Age: 8+
Cost: £6 (full price)/£4 (concession) Booking: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 – 45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579 When: 29th February 2012 Time: 19:00 – 20:00
3rd Dec 2011: Just back from an incredible storytelling visit to Kenya, where I worked closely with Storymoja, an organisation established by Kenyan authors to encourage Kenyans to read for the sheer pleasure of reading. Hoping to develop stronger links and to be involved in the Storymoja Hay Book Festival 2012.