Monday 27 September 2010

Hurricane Igor Storytelling Benefit Concert in the works for Friday, Oct 8th

The St. John's Storytelling Festival is pleased to announce that noted international storyteller La'Ron Williams will be coming to St. John's to tell in local schools and be our headline performer at a storytelling benefit concert to assist with Hurricane Igor rebuilding efforts!

The storytelling concert will take place at Gower Street United Church, in the lower auditorium, at 8pm on Friday, October 8th. Stay tuned for more details.

La'Ron Williams is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller who has toured extensively presenting programs and workshops. His music-spiced, highly participatory performances present a dynamic blend of original and traditional tales crafted to help improve literacy, encourage community, foster cooperation, promote peaceful conflict resolution, build self-esteem, and deepen the historical understanding of the American ideal of democratic inclusion.

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Listen to La’Ron Williams on supporting peace and social justice through storytelling:

Friday 24 September 2010

Chris Brookes & Margaret Hitchens to perform in Petty Harbour CultureDays

This Sunday, September 26, well-known local storytellers Chris Brookes and Margaret Hitchens will be sharing tall tales and old-fashioned recitations at the historic Chafe's Landing in Petty Harbour.

Chris Brookes is an award-winning independent radio producer whose documentary features are heard in the U.S.A, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, England, Sweden, Finland, Canada and The Netherlands. He has also produced documentaries for network television, and is a published author and playwright. He seems to be obsessed with narrative, which makes him keep telling stories in hopes of one day getting them right.

A crowd favourite at the St. John’s Storytelling Circle, and star of the annual Recitation Night, Margaret Hitchens delights audiences with her renditions of classic English monologues and recitations, including the ongoing adventures of Albert Ramsbottom and Samuel Small. Margaret has been involved for many years with the Kittiwake Dance Theatre, and is the company’s annual choice to play the role of the Grandmother in their Christmas production of The Nutcracker.

Chafe's Landing is the oldest home in Petty Harbour and was built in the 19th century. It is located just over the bridge in the heart of Petty Harbour.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010