Storytelling Finale: Nick Hennessey – Dreaming the Great Bear
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Storyteller, musician and singer, Nick Hennessey forges a world into being.
An egg falls from a nest just balanced on the sky-girl’s knee.
And from its broken shards, nothing becomes something…
With electric harp, vocal looping and acoustic wizardry, he conjures a cosmos of the imagination. Here in the Finnish far north the light is just a little too bright and the dark a little too blinding, the rivers flow fast and deep and it’s all too easy to get lost in the forest.
Expect a remarkable performance of elemental epic and worlds of sound, as we enter the wild, playful, and surreal territories of the Finnish creation myth, the Kalevala.
Age 12+. Running Time 70 Mins
Sunday 26 March 6pm
‘Compelling’ -The Times
‘A rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility’ -London Festival of Literature
Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, playwright, folk singer, song writer and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues such as The Story Museum, Oxford, and the Royal Albert Hall. He is particularly drawn to North European cultural traditions and has been awarded high honours in Finland for his work on their National Epic, Kalevala.
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