Once again Leigh Folk Festival is proud to be promoting the art of oral storytelling.
Since the festival first began there have been storytelling sessions at various venues but in recent years as the festival has grown from strength to strength there has been a need and desire to further promote this most ancient of art forms; for without ‘story’ we would not have song or dance and the world would be the poorer.
This year following in the footsteps of professional storytellers such as Dave Tonge and Nick Hennessey, again on behalf of the festival, St Clements Church is proud to host the equally professional teller of myths, tales and legends JUSTINE De MIERRE. Justine who is also Director of the East Anglia Storytelling Festival will be performing ‘The Mermaid’s Song’ and ‘Wild Woman Tales’ on Friday 23 June at 8pm.
Partly due to sponsorship from C.M.E Personnel Consultancy admission to this event, like the majority of Leigh Folk Festival’s programme, will be free. All in the wonderful setting of the ancient St Clement’s Church in Leigh Broadway.
Then, on Saturday 24 we are is proud to welcome back local storyteller JUNE WELLS who will be, with her engaging manner, ‘Spinning a Tale’ or two for children and those young at heart in Leigh Library at 10am. This also has always been a popular free event so it is advisable to come early as space is limited.