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December 2018

Unruly Woman at the University of London

December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A performance and workshop as part of the UoL's medievalism seminar.  More details to be announced soon.

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February 2019

The Bayeux Tapestry: the Full Yarn at Wolverhampton Literature Festival

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ
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£6 – £8

The beasts of battle gather in the tapestry borders. Ravens, wolves, eagles. All creatures – common, fantastic, wild, domestic – hold their stitched breath as the battle gathers Waiting.   Until at last, William and Harold face each other over some few feet of linen. The embroidered King wants to finish his church at Westminster.  The English Earl and Norman Duke want the English throne.  The hawk wants to be out in the fields, hunting for mice. Storyteller Daisy Black…

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Unruly Woman at Wolverhampton Literature Festival

February 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:50 pm
Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ
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£6 – £8

It is impossible That any clerk speak well of women. Who painted the lion, tell me, who? By God, if women had written stories As clerks have in their studies They would have written more of men’s wickedness Than all the mark of Adam might redress.   (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue).   Storyteller and academic Daisy Black presents an indecorous assortment of medieval tales from around Europe about women who gain the upper hand – or, occasionally,…

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March 2019

Myth Off at Leeds Lit Fest (Leeds Storytelling Takeover)

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square
Leeds, LS2 3AD
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£10

Adverse Camber productions in association with Carriageworks Theatre present Leeds Storytelling Takeover A wild night of competing mythologies with one MC, two teams, heaps of myths, and YOU vote for the winner. Invented by Clare Murphy, the Myth Off has played in London, Stockholm, Oslo, Budapest and California. It is a raucous night of three themed rounds of mythologies, where legendary storytellers pit their stories against each other and the audience votes on the winner. Previous themes include Monsters You…

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Unruly Woman at Flixton Trad, Manchester

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flixton Cricket & Sports Club, Lawrence Road, Flixton
Manchester, United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

It is impossible That any clerk speak well of women. Who painted the lion, tell me, who? By God, if women had written stories As clerks have in their studies They would have written more of men’s wickedness Than all the mark of Adam might redress. (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue).   Storyteller and academic Daisy Black presents indecorous assortment of medieval tales from around Europe about women who gain the upper hand – or, occasionally, the upper…

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May 2019

Wolverhampton Artsfest Launch Party

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Light House, Wolverhampton, Suite 16, Chubb Bldg, Fryer St,
Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
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Free

I’m telling two stories at the ArtsFest launch. ‘Arachne’ is a shape-changing story from the Roman poet Ovid featuring a surprisingly petty Goddess of Wisdom, a peasant girl who uses her weaving to call the Gods to account, and rather a lot of yarn. ‘Bisclavret’ is a medieval werewolf story by twelfth-century poet Marie de France about an exasperated wife and a king who is a little too fond of his new pet wolf.

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June 2019

‘Nine Days Wonder’ at Stonesfield Folk Dance Weekend

June 8 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm

Mixing storytelling with dance, Daisy Black will tell the tall tale of Will Kempe’s audacious dance over 125 miles from London to Norwich in 1599. Never afraid to upstage his peers, Kempe began his journey as a means of raising money and publicity after falling out with Shakespeare’s company. The ultimate battle of Wills. This performance will be interwoven with contemporary and theme-appropriate dances called by Andrew Swaine.

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July 2019

Storytelling for Medievalists: A Workshop at Leeds International Medieval Congress

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clothworkers Building South: Room g.14 University of Leeds
£8.50

‘I prey yow, in desdeyn; This is the poynt, to speken short and pleyn, That ech of yow, to shorte with oure weye In this viage, shal telle tales tweye’.   (Prologue to The Canterbury Tales) Telling stories is one of the oldest art forms, and forms the heart of our medieval canon. Throughout the world, stories are shared to entertain, to educate, to make political points and to preserve old tales. This workshop will provide an introduction to the…

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The Bayeux Tapestry: the Full Yarn at Leeds International Medieval Congress

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clothworkers Building South: Room g.14 University of Leeds
Free

The beasts of battle gather in the tapestry borders. Ravens, wolves, eagles. All creatures – common, fantastic, wild, domestic – hold their stitched breath as the battle gathers Waiting. Until at last, William and Harold face each other over some few feet of linen.   The embroidered King wants to finish his church at Westminster.  The English Earl and Norman Duke want the English throne.  The hawk wants to be out in the fields, hunting for mice. Storyteller Daisy Black…

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August 2019

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Full Yarn at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booking details to be confirmed soon!   The beasts of battle gather in the tapestry borders. Ravens, wolves, eagles. All creatures – common, fantastic, wild, domestic – hold their stitched breath as the battle gathers Waiting. Until at last, William and Harold face each other over some few feet of linen. The embroidered King wants to finish his church at Westminster.  The English Earl and Norman Duke want the English throne.  The hawk wants to be out in the fields,…

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