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Mappa Mundi at Wolverhampton Literature Festival
February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm£7.59
‘Here, I found beasts like minotaurs, useful for war’.
Let the twelve winds blow you to the far corners of the Earth; meet mermaids and mandrakes; and follow the trail of Adam’s burnt footprints all the way back to Eden.
Storyteller Daisy Black takes you on a tour around the medieval map of the world. A show full of marvels, including saints and giants, heroes and devils, grisly cannibals and Norwegian skiers. Weaving together medieval maps and travel writing with oral storytelling, this show is your passport to see the world through fourteenth-century eyes.
Just watch out for the monsters lurking at the edges of the map.
This story lasts for 60 minutes and is suitable for ages 11 and up. Daisy is a Lecturer in English Literature and specializes in late medieval drama.