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May 2019

Wolverhampton Artsfest Launch Party

May 9, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Broken Shells at Darlington U3A (private booking)

October 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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November 2019

Broken Shells Theatre Supper at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Theatre, Wulfruna St
Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE United Kingdom
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Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (includes Meal) Food Served from 7pm What are the regions most-dynamic theatremakers up to? Now is your chance to find out: for just £10, you can not only see new work but also enjoy a meal AND drink included as part of the ticket price. Food is served from 7.00pm, with performances commencing at 7.30pm   Broken Shells  She has always loved the sea. Storyteller Daisy Black brings to life Chaucer’s Man of Law’s…

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January 2020

Chain Reaction (An Alchemy of Stories) With Tim Ralphs, Daisy Black, Cath Edwards and John Edgar

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ
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£10.30

Bantock Coach House is being taken over for the evening to bring together an alchemy of storytellers for this multi-voice storytelling night. When storytellers get together, wonderful things can happen - one teller's tales will set another teller thinking and so the story thread evolves into a rich tapestry of fables. This performance will never be repeated in quite the same way again - don't miss it! With Tim Ralphs, Daisy Black, Cath Edwards and John Edgar.

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February 2020

Mappa Mundi at Wolverhampton Literature Festival

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ
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£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,…

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March 2020

Mappa Mundi at King’s College, London CANCELLED due to UCU strike (will be rescheduled for 2021).

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KCL Strand campus, London

‘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 Hereford’s Mappa Mundi.  This incredible map from 1300 is full of marvels, including saints and giants, heroes and devils, grisly cannibals and Norwegian skiers.  Weaving together medieval maps and travel writing…

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