Tag Archives: Ben Haggarty

Sun, Moon, and Stars at the Wellcome Collection

Is the Sun male or female, Ra – Egyptian Sun God, or Saule – Baltic Sun Goddess? Is the Moon female or male, Artemis – Greek Goddess of the Moon, or Tsuki – Japanese Moon God? Every culture across the world has their own collection of myths about the sun, moon and stars, so many […]

Fairytales for Grown-ups at The Forge

The Crick Crack Club have been programming the best performance storytelling for adults since 1987, when they held a weekly packed-out club at Kentish Town’s pub The Assembly House. Since then The Crick Crack Club have held clubs at Southbank Centre and The Barbican, expanded nationally, and currently has clubs at Soho Theatre and Rich […]

Diane Wolkstein – a life of stories

The American storyteller, author and folklorist Diane Wolkstein died suddenly on January 31st . She was in Taiwan translating the great Chinese epic ‘Monkey King or Journey to the West’. She died doing what she loved. It is hard to believe that Diane has gone. She had a far reaching impact on the whole world […]

The Three Snake Leaves – spring shows

The Three Snake Leaves goes on tour again! We have our last two English performances, plus four performances in Wales that have been produced by Beyond the Border. It has been wonderful to re-create this performance again, with such gorgeous music from Dylan Fowler and Gill Stevens. We come together for each performance with a […]

On tour with The Company Of Storytellers

The Company of Storytellers (Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggarty, Sally Pomme Clayton) will be touring a few UK venues this autumn. They will be performing their new version of  The Three Snake Leaves with music specially composed and performed by Dylan Fowler and Gillian Stevens. The Three Snake Leaves weaves together less well known stories from […]

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival takes place in South Wales, in the grounds of St. Donat’s Castle, on terraced gardens leading down to the sea. This year there is an amazing line up of storytellers and musicians. I will be hoping to catch performances by many friends. Xanthe Gresham will be performing bits from […]

THE THREE SNAKE LEAVES – hidden wonders from the Grimm forest

The 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm’s magnificent collection of fairy stories is in 2012. To celebrate the anniversary, The Company of Storytellers – Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggarty and Sally Pomme Clayton  – are  recreating their unique piece of  performance storytelling for adults – The Three Snake Leaves. This remixed version will have live music specially […]