Thursday, October 16, 2014

David Ambrose visiting NSW and Byron Bay Feb/Mar 2015

David Ambrose is visiting  NSW next Feb/Mar, in the Sydney area and also around Byron Bay, and would like to be able to do one or two storytelling shows maybe w/shops and generally meet up with some Aussie residing tellers. He is a founder member of the Tales From Beyond The Border Storytelling Company, with fellow storytellers Megan Lloyd, Francis Maxey and composer Peter Stacey.

I have directed him to Humph Hall (thank you Jo Henwood) but if any of you have other contacts that might be useful - please email and let him know.

Also a word from David: 'If anyone would like to know what I look and sound like in performance , here is a link to a short clip promoting ‘Words On The Wing', the show I recently put together with Austria’s Karin Tscholl. (Don’t want to confuse people. I’m not suggesting this  show is available; it’s just that this is the only video I have to hand just now that shows me performing) :'

If you live in the Northern Rivers area, perhaps you could let the Northern Rivers Writers Centre know. I suspect a visit from someone so knowledgable of oral traditions, would be a of great interest.

The tales he tells come from Wales (his mother’s country) and from the World, from the mists of Celtic Britain to the deserts of Arabia to Russia’s distant steppes…. you may hear the ancient legend of Llyn Y Fan Fach, or the tale of the sleeping King Arthur in the cave. You might also hear about Ivan’s Inn, The Syrian Woodcutter’s Wealthy Sister, or David's rollicking version of the French fairytale Puss In Boots...

David is also an experienced host of Storytelling Circles, and welcomes the opportunity to sit round a hearth or a campfire and exchange stories, jokes and songs with anyone who has a tale to share….

David is a wonderful storyteller, has an elegant mind and is an all round lovely bloke. NSW, you are lucky, he is coming your way.We in Victoria, envy you having the opportunity to hear him tell.

Jackie Kerin

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