Matlock Storytelling Café returns on the Friday the 3rd of March. As always it promises to be a cracking night, and this time we have an extra special treat as Amy Douglas and Lucy Wells perform :-
Wild Edric – Hero under the Hill
The cry of a horn, the trample of hooves, Wild Edric rides over mynd and mountain.
Protector of the land, hero of the people, warrior for peace and harbinger of war
A tangled story of love and war, loss and redemption.
Storytelling, song and music combine to tell a story that resonates in the bones of the land.
Wild Edric is the scarred hero of the Welsh Marches. He is the guardian of the rugged wild land that creases and rears up into the Shropshire Hills. His fairy bride, Godda, like the land, is untamed, beautiful and dangerous. The two form a bridge, between this world and the otherworld, holding the dignity of the old ways against the Norman onslaught.
Amy Douglas has been storytelling throughout her whole life. Her most recent book, ‘Shropshire Folk Tales won a Storytelling World Honours Award. She is a gossip, wordsmith and lover of the spoken word in all its forms. A storyteller of integrity, wit and subtle humour, she has been an integral part of the re-emergence of storytelling in Shropshire and Britain.
Musician, performer and artist, Lucy has always loved stories and the gold thread of narrative runs bright through all her multi-faceted work. Lucy has a deep-rooted love of the natural world and traditional story is the heartbeat of our connection with the world around us. Lucy is a qualified Tai Chi teacher, and an initiated Fire keeper with the Sacred Fire community, a global movement of people dedicated to raising awareness of the living nature of the world and elemental forces.
Matlock Storytelling Cafe is a unique night out in the heart of the Peak District.The candlelit tables foster a warm welcoming atmosphere. Soup, hot drinks and great cakes are available and you can bring your booze, it is Friday night after all. Tickets are just £7
As usual we meet on the first Friday in the month so that’s Friday the 3rd at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock (DE4 3NL). Doors open at 6.45pm be sitting comfortably for 7.30pm and we’ll begin.
Oh and please note, Matlock Storytelling will be taking a break in April but we will be back on the 5th of May.