You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults from the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller Shonaleigh.
In the next episode of Shonaleigh’s acclaimed Gem cycle, Prince Rahab’s kingdom is threatened. The power which, from the beginning of time, has held destructive waters in check depends on the inscription of an unutterable name, and the name is being erased.
Rahab and his Queen must make a sacrifice to save the kingdom, but the prince has been imprisoned by a woman who has been done a terrible wrong, and the queen is on a quest to find him.
This is a rare and unique chance to hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.
Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Shonaleigh knows around four thousand tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.
This telling of The Emerald Sea will be recorded, as part of the ‘Last Drut’syla Project’ to create an archive of this tradition’s stories. This event is free but you are welcome to make a donation to Shonaleigh and Simon’s travel and project expenses if you want to.
This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and help document and archive through listening, requesting stories and asking questions. There will only be twenty places so booking is essential.
The telling of The Emerald Sea will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening (arrive from 6pm for a bite to eat first). Saturday will run approximately 10am – 9pm. Sunday will run approxiately10am – 2pm. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas and cups of tea.
Please bring a dish of food to share (ideally gluten and dairy and pineapple-free and labelled if not)… and if you are staying on site, some of what you like to eat for breakfast… and your good ears and hearts to listen.
If you’re coming from far away… there are a few bunkbeds and ‘indoor camping’ spots available in the house. Or I can send you details of local B&Bs.
If you want to come you need to book your place by messaging Claire Mace directly.