A weekend of stories, songs and music from Wales and the Wide Wide World! Full details of the festival here http://aberstoryfestival.wordpress.com/
Sunday events start from 1pm and run till late, including performances by by Michael Harvey, Your Man's Puppets, Milly and Victoria, and Fiona Collins. The afternoon is full of children's events, and the evening finishes with a Breton Dance, a Fest Noz, with Kantref. Plus lots more!
Stories from the Black Mountain Michael Harvey 7pm Venture into the vibrant and liminal world of Breton fairytales, and a landscape filled with encounters with beauties, beasts, strange companions, bizarre marriages, and ruthless atonement. In a charm-your-socks-off performance, Michael Harvey draws on the collections of François-Marie Luzel, to recast and retell these grown up tales of wonder with a disarmingly light touch. These stories come from a place where everyday life and the fantastic collide – somewhere simultaneously earthy, ethereal and real... with a decidedly comedic twist. http://aberstoryfestival.wordpress.com/2012-programme/michael-harvey/
The Nightingale Milly Jackdaw and Victoria Robinson 2pm Storyteller Milly Jackdaw and musician/sound healer Victoria Robinson present a new, musical adaptation of this well loved story by Hans Christian Anderson. Deep in the forests of China the nightingale sings and everything listens and breaths and blooms. What will her song do for the emperor? Can she open his eyes to the true wonders of his kingdom? Will the golden snub nosed monkeys really turn his face blue? What is in the unexpected parcel from Japan? A timeless tale told just in time, To guide us from the ridiculous, Back to the sublime. http://aberstoryfestival.wordpress.com/2012-programme/milly-jackdaw-and-...
Your Man’s Puppets The Brothers Stachamoose 4pm Your Man's Puppets present some old and some new theatrical delights from their intrepid world! These suspiciously similar-looking brothers display an energetic mix of physical comedy and manual dexterity using a nicely balanced blend of mischievous humour and accomplished puppeteer skills. As nice a slice of surreal humour as you're likely to witness this year. http://aberstoryfestival.wordpress.com/2012-programme/your-mans-puppets/
Also, don't miss the programme of films being screened in 'the box' and Zoe Childerley's exhibition 'Petrified in Storyland'
Download the full programme here