Friday 4th July, 7.30pm
Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
If stones could speak: traditional tales rooted in the Irish landscape. Liz Weir – the storyteller’s storyteller – returns after far too long to thrill us with tales of whimsy, wonder and worldly wisdom from her native Northern Ireland.
Liz is Ireland’s greatest ambassador, taking as she does her vast store of stories around the world. She shares dreams and delights from her homeland that will make you smile and make you frown, but never ever get you down. A evening with Liz is guaranteed to brighten your life!
Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland, who has told her stories to children and adults on five continents. As a children’s librarian for the city of Belfast in the 1970s, she learned about the healing power of storytelling. Liz tells stories in small storytelling clubs and at major international festivals, such as the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and the Australian National Storytelling Festival. She has performed in Israel, at universities in Germany and Wales, on TV between Australia and Canada, in the mighty Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station, and in quiet hospital rooms.
Liz Weir is the author of more than 20 children’s books including When Dad Was Away about a child whose father is in jail. She has also written scripts for television animations. During 2014, her travels will take her to Arizona for the USA’s National Storytelling Conference.
The first winner of the International Storybridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling within Ireland and between other countries,” Liz has once again been nominated for this year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
£8 / £5 concession
+ £1 annual membership of the Star and Shadow