Nigerian Folktale: Why the Sky is Far Away, with storyteller Wendy Shearer

Saturday 16 June 2018

12.30 – 13.15

Nigerian folktale: Why the Sky Is Far Away, with storyteller Wendy Shearer


This a wonderful folktale from the Edo people of Nigeria in West Africa. Everyone will delight in hearing this beautiful creation story which tells of a time when people lived in harmony with nature.  Join in with colourful props and music as festival favourite, Wendy Shearer, takes you on a magical journey back in time to find out how one person’s greed caused so much destruction. All ages love this tale. Wendy will lead the group out onto the lawns of the Old Royal Naval College to hold this story time session in the sunshine (don’t worry, we do also have a wet weather venue just in case!).


Wendy says: “Sharing stories and folklore is a wonderful way to connect communities and generations. Through Story Boat I bring tales that have sailed around the world through our ancestors and breathe new life into them. I love making people shriek, smile and guffaw with laughter, gasp in horror or shed a tear.  Young and old are taken on a journey through my storytelling using timeless props, music and illustrations. Everyone is encouraged to join in aspects of the tale as they become familiar with the characters and verses.”


Suitable for all ages. All attendees, both adults and children, are required to have purchased a ticket under the general admission category. All children should be accompanied by an adult.


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