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The Moon’s Two Wives and other tales for dark times

5th May, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Helen East & Rick Wilson

Friday 5th May, 7:30pm

Chillingham Arms
Chillingham Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Please Note Change Of Venue

Storyteller Helen East and percussionist Rick Wilson, major figures in the storytelling revival, create a dynamic combination of words, rhythm, movement and music.

Narrative meanders in and out of song, slipping easily from one style to another; drums and melody instruments underpin the pace and atmosphere. Themes of light and darkness, bears, bankers and beggars, hopes, dreams and all things in between, and how and why we behave, are explored with thoughtful humour and ingenuity, following thin threads of reason and connection, winding through heartbreak, hilarity, fatalism and an unexpected twist or two. Traditional tales – learnt directly from friends around the world: Africa to Greenland, Jordan to Jerusalem – told with contemporary rhythm and relevance.

“One of the finest storytellers in the UK” Duncan Williamson

“Wonderful – an amazing introduction to storytelling for those that hadn’t been before and a re-affirmation of the power and joy of storytelling for seasoned listeners.” Amy Douglas


£8 / £5  Concessions


5th May, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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