Dave Tonge


A welcome return to the Leigh Folk Festival for itinerant storyteller extraordinaire Dave Tonge, in his role as The Yarnsmith of Norwich. This year he presents ‘Hero Tales from the East’. The heroes of East Anglia have awoken from their ancient slumber and are on the move as the stories of three of the region’s most famous Saxon sons are in this adult storytelling set. Two of them, Saint Edmund and Hereward the Wake, real heroes whose tales have grown so much in the telling that they have passed into legend, while the third, Tom Hickathrift, is a lanky, long limbed lad of folktale and jest book, who also performed many a famous feat.

Where to find them

St Clement’s Church: Fri 28, Start: 20.00 – Finish: 22.30

St Clement’s Church: Sat 29,  10.30 – 11.30

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