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The World Tree – Lisa Schneidau

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a world of magic and miracles, Yggdrasil the ash tree holds all of creation in its roots and branches. Odin the Allfather hangs upside down from the great tree, waiting for wisdom to come. But what happens when the ash tree falls sick?

Ash is one of our commonest trees, bringing many gifts: timber, fuel, tools, inspiration and protection. Now ash dieback is on the march through our countryside, and in ten years’ time most of our ash trees will be lost.

Lisa Schneidau tells ancient stories from the Norse, Irish and British traditions in this storytelling show, peppered with natural history and sharp observation. Find out how ash trees have always been at the centre of change – and why the old stories tell us of hope and renewal.

‘Lisa takes an old story – and along the way, reshapes and updates it with captivating skill, wit and verve.’

Lisa Schneidau is a storyteller and environmentalist based on Dartmoor in Devon. For more information about Lisa and her work, visit her website: www.lisaschneidau.co.uk

As always, everyone is welcome to attend our events and there are no set ticket prices. For those of you with the means to pay, we rely on your donations to pay for the cost of putting on the evening, including paying our fabulous guest storytellers – this is after all how they earn their living! Please visit www.abitcrack.com and click on our donate button. This will take you to our funding page. Storytelling is a wonderful exchange of giving and receiving so if you can, please pay your part. A Bit Crack are eternally grateful for your ongoing support, without which we would not survive!

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Date:
April 2
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm